Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reserve your Stamparatus at 2 pm MT TODAY!

Update: I'm sorry to share that the preorder has closed for this period -- the available stock was exhausted in about 15 minutes.  Did you get yours?  I hope so!  December 5 is the next preorder.

Retail Price $49 (plus S/H)

Preorder today beginning at 2pm Mountain Time (for delivery about February 1, 2018.  While supplies last and I predict they will sell fast!

This is an innovative stamp positioner.  Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • Apply more ink precisely
  • Fewer mistakes = save money
  • Easily create multiple step images with the reversible plates

More Details

  • Compatible with photopolymer and traditional unmounted red rubber images
  • Foam mat for photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and guidelines for easy placement
  • Two open sides to accommodate larger paper sizes
  • Two reversible plates = 4 work surfaces
  • Two magnets to hold paper in place
  • Built in magnet storage on the bottom
Watch this video for 5 things you need to know about what I think will be the best stamp positioner you can use. I got to help with the Leader to Leader group in developing this tool!

For more information I am just an email away or you can click on one of the following links

At 2 pm MT click HERE to preorder your Stamparatus today!

Use my November Host code when placing your order of $149.99 or less.  If your order is $150 in product you qualify for free product so no host code should be used.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Merry & White Christmas Card

Sometimes you don't have to use a Christmas themed stamp set to make a Christmas themed card.   I sat down to make a card for a friend and pulled Hello Friend off the shelf.  Christmas is on my mind and the wreath on this one jumped out at me and I challenged myself to make a holiday card with it.  It was  not difficult!

I stamped the wreath in Crumb Cake onto a 3" square panel of Whisper White.  I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write marker to add color to the "little dotty things" on the wreath. It's a subtle detail that made a big difference.

That panel was layered on to a Shimmery White layer that is just 1/8" bigger, using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I cut a Whisper White panel, 4 1/8" x 5 3/8, and ran it through my Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  That panel is layered on to a Whisper White card base, 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".  The wreath layers were adhered on the top of the embossed layer.

To finish it off I cut a 1/2" strip of Shimmery White and with Cherry Cobbler Ink I stamped the Merry & Bright greeting from Season to Sparkle, trimming the ends. Using my bone folder I added some shape and adhered it with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.  I tied a bow with Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim and finally added 3 Rhinestone Jewels.

I am smitten with Whisper White on Shimmery White

Don't forget that tomorrow you can preorder your very own Stamparatus and be one of the first to have one! 

All of these products can be ordered from my online shop be sure to use my November Host Code when placing your order. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the this card or Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing the Stamparatus!

This is very exciting and I know you will love this innovative tool.  I have been working with the Stampin' Up! L2L (Leader to Leader) team on the development of this tool. You can reserve yours soon and it can be in your hands as soon as it is available.

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it

  •  Make multiples with ease 
  •  Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  •  If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  •  Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  •  Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  •  Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here are some important 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 USD
  •  and the product demonstration video:

Okay, you want one, right?  Here is how you can get it:

  • Stampin' Up! is trying something different for this launch: 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 our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow Stampin' Up! to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory. 
    The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.

When can you get one?

The 3 reservation windows are:

November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Reserve your Stamparatus,go to the Stamparatus page in my online store and click on the reserve page (the reserve page is not live yet)then:

While I am (im)patiently waiting to order I am happy to answer any questions you might have.  When you order from my online store be sure to use my November Host Code.

Thanks for looking!


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin' Blends Now Available

They are here!

The Stampin' Blends are now available to YOU!  Stampin' Blends are an alcohol based marker that blend beautifully and comes in Stampin' Up! exclusive colors.

Here is a short video about them

You can buy them one at a time, in a combo of light and dark or the whole shebang!

I don't have a "real" project yet to share using the "Blends", but as soon as I got them I played with them a little and loved them! I have very little experience with alcohol markers so I was surprised at how easily I could use them!

If you would like to try them you can order them from my online store.  If you do not already have a demonstrator I would love to earn your business.  Be sure to use the November Host Code, GT2X7GBA , if your order is under $150.  At $150 you begin earning free credit to spend on product so there is no need for the code.

Thank you for looking!  I hope you will share how the Stampin' Blends work for you!



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Be Merry Watercolor Christmas Card

Here is the second of my 3 easy, mailable Christmas or holiday cards.  I particularly love this set, Every Good Wish, because the greetings are appropriate for Christmas or a more generic holiday card if you need that.  The main images give me that watercolor look that I love with just one step!

I used a panel of Whisper White Card Stock, embossing the one edge using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The be merry image was stamped with Real Red ink.  My base card is Real Red Card Stock, and I added a layer of Cherry Cobbler behind the Whisper White.

When I added the 1/8” Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White I thought it still needed something so I used a narrow strip of Real Red behind the ribbon. 

To keep it simple I have resisted adding shimmer, or pearls or rhinestones.  No easy task for me.

I hope this idea helps you get a jump on your Christmas cards!

Thanks for looking! I hope you will contact me if you have any questions. 

All of these supplies can be purchased here from my onlinestore.  I would love to earn your business. Be sure to enter the October Host Code, SKYPQPPJ, when you order product totaling less than $150.  You qualify for free product when you order $150 or more so the Host Code isn’t needed in that instance.  While you are there you should check the Clearance Rack for some great bargains.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Swirly Snowflake Christmas Card

While Fall has barely arrived, today I'm thinking about simple, mailable Christmas and holiday cards. 

I have wanted to use the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Die so that is where I started.  I cut the border snowflake from Whisper White, white snowflakes make my heart melt!  I was positive I would love the white snowflakes against Shimmery White Card Stock, but it wasn't my favorite so I grabbed Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock and got the contrast I was looking for.

I stamped the snowflake from Snowflake Sentiments in Versamark.  The greeting, from Hearts Come Home, was also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I used the Embossing Buddy over the snowflake to make certain the embossing powder didn't stick to the snowflake.  Swirly Snowflake Thinlits and Snowflake Sentiments are available as a bundle and you get 10% discount when you buy the bundle!

I tied some of my favorite ribbon, 1/4" Natural Trim in Silver, across the top. Simple and done!

Here is the Whisper White snowflake diecut on Shimmery White with 1/8" Silver Ribbon.  Pretty, but not quite as much contrast, though the subtleties are lost a bit with my photography of these cards.

I've got two more simple Christmas cards that I'll be posting this week.  

Have you heard?  Coming soon for customers:  Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up! alcohol makers. Can't wait? You can get them now!  Join my team and you can get them all for $99, but only through October 15!  You get $125 worth of product for just $99 and that includes shipping!  There is no further commitment if you decide being a demonstrator (and getting discounted product) just isn't for you. The Customer Release date has not yet been announced, but Stampin' Up! is making them available to demonstrators for a short period of time.

Mine just arrived and I sat down to try them out.  Here is my first try at them.  They are easy to use, blend beautifully, and Wink of Stella works over them!

You can get all these products from my online store.  Use my October Host Code SKYPQPPJ when placing your order, no need to use the code when your product totals $150 or more as you qualify for free product with that!

Thank you for looking, now, go stamp!



Friday, September 29, 2017

Colorful Seasons Fall Card in Mixed Metals

Don't you just love the mixed metal look?  It is on trend right now and is the perfect combination for a Fall card and I can't wait to use it on other projects! For this card I used the Colorful Seasons Bundle.

This is one of my favorite layouts and for whatever reason it's a college style that actually works for me.

This leaf is gorgeous if I do say so myself!


Paper – Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Copper Foil, Champagne Foil Sheets
Ink – Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Linen Thread, Copper Trim, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive

How I did it

Card base Soft Suede 4 1/4x11 scored at 5 1/2
Top layer Very Vanilla 4"x5.1/4"
Middle layer Cajun Craze 4 1/8" x 5 3/8
Stamp the splatter from Touches of Texture in Crumb Cake onto Very Vanilla
Apply a strip of the narrow Washi Tape 
Lay a piece of the Copper Trim above the Washi Tape fraying one end a bit
Cut the branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits an layer over Washi (I trimmed it a bit)
Add a stretched and frayed piece of Copper Mesh Tape so it    will lay behind the leaf
Attach a looped length of Linen Thread
Stamp greeting in Tuxedo Black ink
Cut solid leaf from Copper Foil Sheet, the open leaf from Champagne Foil Sheet, tie together with Linen Thread bow
Attach Leaf set with Stampin' Dimensionals
Attach 5 sequins with Tombow adhesive

I hope you have fun as much fun playing with the foil and metallics as I did!  Thanks for looking at my project.

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I would love to have you purchase your stamping supplies through me!  You can shop in my online store 24/7!  When you do be sure to use the September Host Code, 7A7FWZ4W, for your order of less than $150 in product.  You qualify for host benefits at $150 so you need not use  the code for those.