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Friday, May 27, 2016

New Stampin' Up! Catalog - coming soon - 5 more days!!!

The new catalog is almost here....only 5 more days til we can order from it, however you can look thru it now....Do you own a copy?  Contact me to get your copy today!  I am patiently (NOT!) waiting for my preorder from the new catalog.   The order is supposed to be delivered by the lady or man in Brown.
I only ordered a few things this time, the new  In Color inks, reinkers, card stocks and markers, 2 hostess sets we could order (YEP, that is a perk we get for being a demonstrator) and a few things from the current catalog.....that are not retiring, items I can always use...Dimensionals!   That is the most used item I order.  Almost every card gets dimensionals.

In the meantime, while we wait...................
Yesterday was my class here in Florida....I tried to use products that are retiring...Below is a photo of the projects we made. All copied from other Stampin' demonstrators either from groups on Facebook, blog hopping or from previous projects I have made over the years. The treat holder is made from a 6 X 6 piece of DSP from the Cherry on Top DSP stack. And we used that stack all up! You can make them from all sizes of DSP, just need even square, like 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12"..

Here are the different size pouches , I put items inside to give you an idea od what the hold.  The smallest uses DSP that is 6 X 6", then 8x8", 10x10" and the largest is 12x12".  These are so simple to make, the only tool you need is a bone folder, then you can decorate anyway you want and fill.   These would be great for table settings at a party or to give a little gift to someone.  Who knows, tomorrow I might bite the bullet and do a video.

I will be putting in an order on Monday, May 30th, contact me to place your order or you can order from my website..., please use the Hostess Code PCEB46Q4 when you order from my website if you order before May 30th by noon.

Thanks for checkin' in with me.  

Blessings and Enjoy!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Masking - Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields No layers card

I needed a no layer card and wanted to use my favorite stamp set from Sale a Bration, Flowering Fields.

This card is so easy to make and you can use any stamp set.   The card is very vanilla 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".   I took a piece of printer paper, 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" and started to cut the center, then used my fingers to tear out the center, making a frame.   I using some temporary adhesive and placed on top of the very vanilla card.   Using sponges I made the background with Soft Sky, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz inks.  I removed the frame mask and used basic black ink and stamped the banner from the Number of Years stamp set on the sponged card and stamped it again on a post it note.  I fussy cut the banner stamped on the post it note and set it aside.  Next I stamped "happy birthday" using basic black ink in the banner on the card.   Next I placed the post it note stamped banner over top the stamped banner on the card.  I used the E block and placed all 4 flower stamps on the block, aligning them up the bottom.  I inked the flowers in black staz on ink and stamped them on the sponged card.  I removed the post it note banner (this is a mask).. .  The banner does not have any of the flower stems, thanks to the mask.  I colored the flowers with markers that are the same colors that I sponged with and a few more colors too.

Only a few days left to order from the current Annual Catalog and the Occasions catalog...  A few things:  prices for card stock are going up as well as DSP 6x6 stacks.   Also, bundle prices that are in the annual catalog and occasions catalog will not be available in the new catalog.   If the items are not being retired, they will still be available for purchase, but separately.

I am putting in my last order on Monday, May 30th.   I just took inventory of my card stock and I need 8 different colors, so I plan on ordering them in this order.   Need card stock but don't want to order a whole package?  Remember, I split card stock in half or thirds so you receive either 12 sheets or 8 sheets.   Just need to know what colors.    Want to order anything else?  You can order from my website or you can contact me and I will add your order to the order I am putting in on the 30th.   If you order from my website please use Hostess Code PCEB46Q4..  This code will be in effect til Monday the 30th, til about 2pm.

Hope you have a great day and get some Stampin' done.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stampin' News from Maryland and Florida

  WOW, this has been a long couple of weeks.   Some stampin' was going on but mainly lots of visiting with friends and family back in Maryland.   I enjoyed spending time with my girls and their little ones (and not so little ones), just wished we could have spent more time together instead of them having to work.   

While I was in MD, I attended a Demonstrator Meeting in PA with fellow demonstrators, sharing, demonstrating, and stampin'.  Always a great time and I even won a couple of prizes.   One of the new In Color card stocks - Emerald Envy (green!) and Melon Mambo thick baker's twine.    We stamped some cards using Flower Shop and the punch and all the new In Colors.   

I held a stamp class....we made 3 cards and a small gift holder - this one held 2 tea bags and 2 Honey straws.....Great for a get well, or a tea themed event.  You could put a Ghiradelli chocolate in it instead, or money, gift card.  So simple and made with the Envelope punch board.   The cards were fun birthday cards, which could be changed into almost any type of card, just switch out the sentiment. 

Here are the cards and tea bag holder....with the honey straws..

I have received a few catalogs with more to arrive next Wednesday, here in FL.  Maryland ladies....I will bring them with me when I come up.  Want a copy?  contact me to receive yours.

A few dates to remember....   The current catalog and Occasions catalog are available thru May 31st.   The New Catalog will start June 1st.

If there is a stamp set that is part of a Bundle (15% off), those bundles will not be available after May 31st......even if the stamp set is in the new catalog.   Bundles are only available when they are first introduced....Occasions catalog bundles that the stamp sets and framelits or punches that are being carried over to the new catalog, will be at regular prices, no bundles.  

Paper prices are going up....Card stock and  some specialty papers will cost more.   Stock up on your card stock by May 31st.    I also offer card stock and paper shares too.  DSP shares, I will split a 12x12 DSP pack with 2 people, one full sheet of each design per mail it, will cut those sheets into 6x6 pieces for easier mailing.  Card stock shares are with 2 or 3 people, depending on whether you want 8 or 12 sheets per color...Choose 8 sheets, and you need to choose 3 colors of card stock, 12 sheets and you need to choose 2 colors....These card stock shares do not include Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  Contact me if you wish to split those card stocks and I will give you the details.

When placing an order thru my website, please use Hostess Code PCEB46Q4 until May 31st.   Any orders placed in May (my Stampin' Up! Anniversary month - 12 years) will receive FREE shipping.   If you order from my website in May, I cannot give you the FREE shipment on the site, however contact me to receive it.