Ten Free Ink Pads When You Join During July

During the month of July you can get ten ink pads of your choice at no extra charge when you join my Stampin’ Up! Family.  For $99 you choose $125 worth of products AND the ten ink pads.  All together this is an amazing value that is only offered this month.  There is no obligation to purchase another thing but if you do you will get a minimum of 20% all your future purchases.

Here are the colors you can choose from:

 

If you have been thinking about joining, now is the time.  Just click on the Join Now button to the right of this post.  If you would like more information feel free to email me.

Happy Thanksgiving

I am truly grateful for so much in my life – my family, my friends, our health and all that I have.

William Arthur Ward said “feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” or in my case like making a card and not sending it.  So go make a card and send it to someone to show your gratitude for having them in your life.  They will love it and know that you are grateful for them.

May you always have someone and something to be grateful for.  Just don’t forget to express it once in a while.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Going Global

Going Global, World Traveler, Stampin Up

Stampin’ Up! has so many great stamp sets and suites in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I love how they have started putting products together and taking the guess work out of matching products up.  This card uses products in the Going Places Suite.  It is on page 38 of the catalog.  If you look at the pages, you can see where they matched Designer Series Paper colors with cardstock.  Now you can buy packages of the matching cardstock so you will have everything you need to make beautiful cards that match.  For example this suite uses the colors Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.  I actually used Whisper White for this card, but I like the Very Vanilla better with this color combination.

The stamp set I used is called Going Global.  It comes in your choice of Wood Mount or Clear Mount.  The Embossing Folder is called World Traveler.  These two products just belong together.

Take a look at all the suites they have in the 2016 Occasions Catalog

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Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $155 worth of product for $99!

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2016 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration Begins Today!

20150930_OCC16Cover_ENG-CA20151005_SAB16Cover_Core_eng-US The 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration starts today!  Wait until you see these catalogs (you can click on each of the covers above and it will take you to see what is inside them.)!!  The Occasions Catalog has the most amazing products in it.  I really can’t tell you which are my favorites because there are so many.  The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die is gorgeous!  The Rose Wonder Suite is amazing and the Botanical Blooms will definitely be one of your favorites!  Here is a card  made using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies and the Bloomin’ Love Stamp set.  You can save 15% by buying both in a bundle.

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That is not all.  Today starts Sale-A-Bration with Stampin’ Up!.  If you buy $50 worth of products you get to pick something free out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  If you buy $100 worth of products you can pick two items (and so on).  They are also doing things a little differently this year.  The first 15 pages of the catalog have items you can order until Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31, 2016.  The last few pages has items that will only be available until February 15th.  Then those items will retire and Stampin’ Up! will offer new items at that time.  We don’t know what they new items are yet but I am sure they will be fantastic!

If you would like a copy of both of these amazing catalogs, you can pick one up for free.  If you would like them mailed to you, then you just need to pay for the shipping.  Have fun shopping!

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Last Day For The Holiday Catalog!!

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Today is the last day you can order items from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Some of the items will be carried over until at least May 2016 but most will be retiring for good.  If you want anything out of this catalog, you need to do it today or you can wait until it appears on eBay for double the price!  🙂

The 2016 Occasions Catalog will be available beginning tomorrow!  If you don’t have a copy of this, you can pick one up for free or I will gladly mail you one for the cost of shipping.  It is an awesome catalog that has a lot of new items and fun things!

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You’re A Star

Pictogram Punches, Confetti Stars Border Punch

I made this simple graduation card for a friend of mine whose son graduated from Kindergarten a couple of weeks ago.  She told me he won a bunch of awards for all kinds of achievements!  It was a very impressive list so I thought I would make him a card to commemorate the occasion.  It didn’t take very long to make at all.  The sentiment is from Pictogram Punches and the stars were made using the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  I just backed the stars with different color cardstock to make it brighter.  Then I punched one star out using the star punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Madelyn is growing up way too fast.  She is already ten weeks old!

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Awesomely Artistic

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This is the third card we made in our Club Meeting in July.  It uses the new stamp set called Awesomely Artistic.  It really is a beautiful stamp set that has nine stamps in it, including the cute little dragonfly.  We used Very Vanilla card stock on this card because it added a little softness to it.  I know it is hard to tell from the photo.  The frame around the word Friend is also included in this set.  It actually has a matching Framelit to go with it in the set called Project Life Cards & Labels.

If any of you are interested in coming to our Club meeting one month, just let me know.  There is no obligation but you just might find yourself having some fun.  If you would rather not come to the Club meeting I would be happy to set up a different time for you and your friends to come to my house to stamp.  I charge $10 to make 3 cards and there would be no obligation to buy anything else (unless you want to!).

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Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers, Endless Birthday Wishes

The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog is awesome this year.  It has stamps for every taste.  There are vintage stamps, modern stamps, flowers (of course), lots of sentiments and so much more.

The first time I saw Wild About Flowers I knew I had to get it.  When I was young, my grandparents lived in Manchester, Vermont.  It was not the Manchester it is today.  It was a small rural town where the only place to eat was the Bluebird Diner.  It had a wonderful bakery that made these toffee cookies that were to die for!  Now, it has a ton of outlet stores and is crazy busy.

My grandparents house was on a long dirt road and on either side of the road were big fields full of wild flowers.  We would walk down to their pond to go swimming and pick wild flowers on our way back to the house to give to my grandmother.  I am sure most of them were weed but she would put them in a vase anyway.

Wild About Flowers is a two step stamp set made out of Photopolymer.  That makes it so easy to line up the stamps.  Plus, the pictures are numbered so you know which flower goes with which stem.  It makes it so easy.

Here is a picture of my son, Sam, taking a nap with his girls on his first Father’s Day!

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Watercooler Challenge WCC27

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It is that time again for another Watercooler Challenge!  This time Jackie gave us an Iris Fold Challenge.  I have to admit, this was a hard one for me.  I haven’t ever done an Iris Fold so first I had to try to figure out how to do it from the picture she gave us and then design something.

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I am not sure I got it quite right but you get the idea.  I decided to use a new stamp set called Awesomely Artistic.  I actually bought this set for the dragonfly because I thought it was cute.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set called Tin Of Cards.  This set actually goes with an adorable kit where you decorate a tin to store cards in.  I just liked the sentiments so I use the set without the kit too!

If you would like to see the other Watercooler creations click HERE (they will post at 7:30 MT).  We would love for you to play along.  Make an Iris Fold card and post it to that web site and maybe you will will a Watercooler Artist Winner badge!

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My Paper Pumpkin

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This month’s (June’s) My Paper Pumpkin Kit is just adorable!  I received the kit in the mail yesterday.  I looked at the picture and really like it so I decided to go make one right away.  Actually it is a set of 2 cards (4 of each).  You get everything you need to put this card together (except clear blocks).  It includes the stamps, ink, adhesive and envelopes.  Each envelope has an Designer Series Paper insert which really adds to the whole thing.  Honestly, I remember when My Paper Pumpkin kits first came out.  They were not the best.  After listening to all the demos and customers talk about these kits, Stampin’ Up! has really raised the bar.  If you haven’t tried a kit, you should.  You might just like it!  You can order the kits HERE.  They are available to order as one month, three months, six months or a year.

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