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Friday, November 17, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set - Hedgehog

This was a bonus card from my class last week.   I saw a few of these on Pinterest and knew I had to make one too.   Isn't he cute????

I used the Hello Friend from the Oh Happy Day kit that is in the Annual Catalog.   This kit is fabulous and once your done the kit, you still have the stamp set to use over and over.   The "hedgehog" is made from the Painted Harvest stamp set that is in the Holiday Catalog and it happens to be the #1 selling stamp set from that Holiday Catalog.   I know it was my #1 stamp set that I ordered from that catalog.   I used crumb cake and soft suede inks for the hedgehog and Early Espresso ink for the greeting and his face and Garden Green for the ferns.   The card stocks that I used were Very Vanilla, Garden Green, and Early Espresso.



To get your own Painted Harvest stamp set, you can purchase it from my Online Store  and have them sent directly to you.    Anyone placing an order of $50 before ship/tax this month, using the Hostess Code:  3FFJH7RT will receive one of my Acetate boxes with 4 shimmery Christmas Cards and envelopes.   The box is so Adorable if I say so..

Have questions, don't hesitate to contact me either leaving a comment here, email, text or call.

Hope you have a chance to get some Stampin' time today.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Online Extravaganza starts Nov 20th

Nov 20th, starts the Online Extravaganza


Some items will just be on sale Nov 20th, some from Nov 20-26 and then they will reveal more for the 27th.....

Here is the List!!!
Online Extravaganza

Go to my website to place your order.   Use Hostess Code 3FFJH7RT to get in for the drawings for Stampin' Up! FREEBIES from me.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Shimmery Christmas cards in a Box

Have you placed an order from me this month for $50 or more before shipping and tax?

Well, you will be receiving one of these.   It is an acryllic box filled with 4 shimmery Christmas Cards and Envelopes.   This would be a good gift to someone or keep for yourself.   They will go out in the mail later this week to anyone who has ordered $50 or more so far. 





I CASEd these from Patty Bennett and changed a few tiny things.   You have until November 30th to qualify for one of these boxes with the 4 beautiful cards.  I need to order more DSP and snowflakes so I can make one for you.




Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beautiful you

Here's a birthday card I made for a friend, she also moved and settled on a new house too.   I used 2 stamp sets, Beautiful You and Star of Light.   I stamped the dancing lady on Whisper White and also on Eastern Palace DSP and "fussy cut" both out and glued one on the top of the other and then put her onto the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I used the colors that are in the DSP, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide.

I used some of the greetings from the Beautiful You stamp set for the inside too.

Like this card to recreate it?   Don't have all the supplies?   You can purchase them from my Online Store  and have them sent directly to you.    Anyone placing an order of $50 before ship/tax this month, using the Hostess Code:  3FFJH7RT will receive one of my Acetate boxes with 4 shimmery Christmas Cards and envelopes.   The box is so Adorable if I say so..

Have questions, don't hesitate to contact me either leaving a comment here, email, text or call.

Hope you have a chance to get some Stampin' time today.

Carol

Friday, November 10, 2017

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Here's a quick and easy Christmas Card I made the other day on my Facebook Live Video on my Facebook page, Stampin with Stampergirl ...I will be doing them every Wednesday evening 8pm EST.   Let me know what you would like me to do a video on?   Just drop me a line or comment on my video. 

This first card is one I made at a Demonstrator Event...It was so simple, I wanted to copy it.



I changed only a few things embellishments, ribbon, card stock color and stamp greeting.   Here is my version






My card uses the following items:

Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray ink colors
Foil Snowflakes,  Silver 1/8" ribbon,  Pearls, 2 1/4" circle punch
Mono Adhesive, Snail and good ole scotch tape!

Want to purchase any of these items that I used to make this card or other Stampin' Up! supplies, contact me or go to my website and place your order. 
 Please use the Hostess Code  3FFJH7RT, all orders using that Hostess Code have a chance to get FREE stampin' supplies.

I am missing the fun at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City, but I plan to be at next year's in Orlando!!!!   It will be their 30th Anniversary!   That is amazing! 30 years!   It will be my 14 years as a Demo, next year and I never thought I would be enjoying it all these years!   I started out just getting a discount, then I made a few dollars, and a few dollars more.   I have been enjoying my extra income, doing what I love, traveling to places I would never have gone to and making wonderful/lasting friendships with other demonstrators all over the world!

Do you want to join this loving family of demonstrators? Earn some discount on your purchases of your stamping supplies?   Earn some money to spend? pay a bill?   Earn a living?   Contact me anytime via phone, text, email or  blog post comment here.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

All Things Thanks stamp set and Swirly Bird Thinlits

I have a Goal that I want to reach this year with my Stampin' Up! business.   I have posted that Goal everywhere I will see it each day....on my phone screen, iPad screen, laptop, post it notes everywhere and little reminders all around.

To reach my goal, I need to be better at a lot of things and not just searching the internet!   I made an Agile Software Development Board and have My goal at the top and things I need to do in order to reach that goal.   Posting on my Blog, Facebook and just having fun creating are things I am determined to be better at doing.  It's working!!!


I will start tonight, Wednesday November 8th,  8 pm EST, I will be doing a Facebook Live Video, at Stampin with Stampergirl....check it out!    Tonight I will share an quick and easy Christmas card and since I will be receiving my Stampin Blends today, I will share a little bit with those.

I needed a few cards, all the same and I wanted to use a specific greeting, so I went to the catalog and decided to Case the Catalog....Page 129.  I know there is a challenge group out on the internet somewhere that Cases the Catalog, if I find it today, I will post this card on the challenge....

Here is my card.   I cased a little from 2 of the cards shown.




Sending these out to some special people today.

I love how it turned out, using a color I don't typically use, Fresh Fig.

Here are the items I used to make this card:
 All Things Thanks stamp set
Swirly Scribbly Thinlits
Fresh Floral DSP Stack, Fresh Fig color
Fresh Fig ink
Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon
Fresh Fig card stock (to cut out the swirly circle)
Starburst Punch
Whisper White card stock
whisper White Bakers twine


I love how Stampin' Up! coordinates papers, inks, card stocks, ribbons and embellishments all in their colors! 
Want to purchase any of these items that I used to make this card or other Stampin' Up! supplies, contact me or go to my website and place your order. 
 Please use the Hostess Code  3FFJH7RT, all orders using that Hostess Code have a chance to get FREE stampin' supplies.

I hope my card inspires you to look thru your catalog for a stamping idea!

Carol

Monday, November 6, 2017

Glittery Christmas Card

Next class in Florida! Thursday, November 9th, 10am. Bring your Stampin' kit - favorite adhesive, scissors, bone folder and any other tools or items you use when you stamp on the go.


Cost is $10 or FREE with an order of $25 or more.
The first 10 people to RSVP will have their ornaments cut out for them for one of the cards we are doing.
We will be making 3 cards all 3 are Christmas, one of them a gift card holder. 
Bring a friend who has never attended my classes and receive a gift from me, both of you.

Here is a sneak peek at the cards we will be making




Some people want to make Christmas and others want to make anything but.....SO
Whoever wants to hold the anything but Christmas card class at their house, will get that class for FREE! Contact me to set the date and time of that class.  


Speaking of Glittery - I have a special during the month of November -

Order $50 from my website or thru me directly, you must use the Hostess Code, 3FFJH7RT .   You will receive a  Shimmery/Glittery box of 4 cards.   This would make a great gift or to send to some very special people.

I will share the photo of the boxed cards on Wednesday.  SO SO Pretty

Stampin' Blends come on Wednesday, I will share them with you on Friday.



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Friday, October 27, 2017

Painted Autumn DSP Thank You Cards

Stampin' Up! has DSP on sale this month and I needed some QUICK and EASY Thank You cards.

I love love LOVE this DSP.   The colors are gorgeous, just like the colors of the leaves on trees this time of year in the Northeast.   My card took about 3 minutes to create and I needed 12.   Within an hour of time, I made 12 cards, and even finished writing in half of them. 

The base of the card is Very Vanilla and the DSP is cut 5 1/4" x 4".    I used the Layering oval and Stitched oval framelits for the greeting.   I stamped Thank You from Rose Wonder stamp set in Early Espresso ink.   Also I used the leaves from Painted Harvest stamp set on  the vanilla oval using Lemon Lime Twist and Peekaboo peach.

Don't forget only a few more days for buy 3 get one free of select DSPs.  Sale ends October 31st. 

Place an order for yours today on my website, use Hostess Code T7RMGVPT and receive a free gift from me.

Be Happy and get inky!

Carol


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Swirly Bird masculine birthday

I needed a few quick Happy Birthday cards and some for masculine cards.   Swirly Bird to the rescue, oh and Pinterest too!    Saw this card done by Jackie Bolhuis on Pinterest, so I changed up the ink colors, the word -  Birthday and the inside greeting, but basically the same. 

Do you CASE cards on Pinterest?   How do you search for a card?   I did a search for masculine birthday cards Stampin' Up! and found this card.    This card was so quick and easy, 3 colors, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Black.    For the inside of the card, I used the verse from Big on Birthdays and used the same two colors of ink,  Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.



My sister made a few cards using Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay.  These cards were super simple to make.  Here are her two cards, one Portrait and one Landscape.   The hardest part was adhering the Happy.   We tried the Sizzix adhesive sheets that Stampin' Up! sells.....that didn't work out too well, lots of sticky on our fingers but not on the word "happy".   Fine tip glue pen to the rescue!  We put the glue on the back of the word "happy" in a lot of places and then pressed and held down the word for about 40 seconds and it stayed.  A few minutes later, I took the adhesive eraser and erased the excess glue that was on the card.



The card took about 10 minutes - maybe less to make from cutting the cardstock, stamping, die cutting the Happy, die cutting the banner and stamping the birthday on the banner in white craft ink and heat setting it to the complete assembly.   When you pull out cardstock to make a card, make 2 cards...since you are cutting the cardstock in two for the card base, you might as well use both pieces! 

ENJOY!

Carol

Monday, September 18, 2017

CASEing Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

Are you a CASEr?   I sure am, most projects I make are CASEd from somewhere.   There is so many places to CASE from..... Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers, Blogs, Blog Hops, Google, Classes, cards you receive in the mail, cards in stores and so many other places.  Several times I have been in line at the Post Office getting postage stamps and they sell cards - looking at these cards, I have taken photos of them to CASE later on.


They are still there on my phone...

Today I am working on changing some of my habits.   WHY??   I have a goal - I would love to earn the next Stampin' Up! grand trip to the Greek Isles.   Earning this trip starts Oct 1st and the earning period goes through September 30th, 2018.


There, I have said my goal, on print for everyone to see, it is no longer just a wish, but now a GOAL.

One of my habits I am changing.....Business hours, not endless hours surfing the internet accomplishing nothing but saving some photos of projects to CASE!

Planned ahead projects for classes, blog posts, Facebook page posts.  The size of my home does not have enough space to hold classes, so I will be searching the area for venues to hold classes.   Currently I hold 1 class a month about 35 minutes north of my home...and I hold the same lasses in Maryland when I visit every month for 6-7 months of the year.   SO I am looking to do more classes in Florida, home parties and online parties too.   Facebook Live videos too.   Since I am retired, I have no other job to do other than Stamp!  Just fun!

Here is my CASE.   My longtime friend and stamper, Joyce sent me a text with a photo of a card she made... I really liked it and need some similar type cards and I thought I am going to CASE that.  A few hours later, sitting at my computer I checked my email and there was a message from Pinterest.  It was a message from Joyce showing me the Pinterest card she CASEd, so.   I stopped what I was doing and starting putting the card together, pulling out DSP and card stock in the colors that are in the DSP.  I used mostly everything that was used in the card on Pinterest, except as I was scrolling up to the top of the page, I saw another card using the Daisy Delight stamp set using the leaves, so I used them too.


Do you CASE or not?  If you CASE, where do you get your ideas to CASE?   Leave a comment and I will choose a random winner to receive this card.  You have until September 20th.

Here are the details of my card:

Stamp Sets:  Daisy Delight, and Thoughts and Prayers
Ink colors:   Pool Party, Old Olive and Night of Navy
Card Stock colors:  Calypso Coral card, layer of Pool Party and layer of Whisper White card stock
The DSP is Delightful Daisy and the colors I chose are in the colors of the DSP
so I didn't have figure out what colors to use Stampin' Up! does the that work for me.
Accessories:   Daisy punch, paper snips to cut those leaves out, dimensionals , mini glue dots, snail and Tombow mono adhesive, Glitter enamel dots and Dapper Denim bakers twine (it so close to Night of Navy I don't think anyone would notice the difference.

Want to place an order, have a party, attend a class or join my team?????   You can shop at my website,   Use the Hostess Code:  44XB2H7N    Place an order of at least $25 and receive a card kit from one of my projects or classes projects in the mail from me.   Everything but stamped images and adhesives will be included.  Want to join my team and get the discount, or earn money, earn the cruise.....contact me and I can answer any questions you may have.   OR you can join just on my website too.  Anyone joining my team gets to pick 1 Stamp set or Accessory from my almost 300 items from my Retired List.  After 3 months on my team, you get to pick 3 more items from the List, after 6 months, you pick 6 more items, 9 months, 9 more items and after 1 year 12 more items!  That is an opportunity to choose up to 31 items in 1 year in addition to all the perks from Stampin' Up!.

Want to know more, have questions or you Just Want to Stamp?   contact me!


Carol