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Joan Krebs’ Easter Box

During Sale-A-Bration, Joan Krebs held a stamping party in her new spectacular lake home.  

One of the items we made was a treat box with a belly band.  I named it the Joan Krebs’ Easter Box.  Of course, you don’t need to use it for Easter; in fact, it would be a perfect shower or wedding favor box!  We did fill them with chocolates too!

 

JOAN KREBS’ EASTER BOX

  • FALLING FLOWERS AND SUITE SENTIMENTS STAMP SETS
  • LAYERING CIRCLES FRAMELITS
  • SPONGE/STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS
  • MINI BUTTERFLY PUNCH/BASIC GEMS
  • SAB RIBBON
  • SCORING TOOL/TEAR TAPE

BOX CS – 10” X 8”
BELLY BAND – 10.5” X 2.5”

SCORE LONG SIDE AT – 2”, 3-1/4”, 6-3/4”, 8”

SCORE SHORT SIDE AT – 1” 2-1/4”, 5-3/4”, 7”

FOR BELLY BAND, JUST LINE UP AND PINCH WHERE IT SHOULD BE SCORED ON EACH SIDE.

Stamp belly band using stamps and So Saffron Mint Macaron, and Pink Pirouette ink pads.  Sponge around the white circle.

 

 

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Wacky Wednesday-#WeLoveDS (Demo Support) Card

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 16 years, I have had many occasions where Demo Support has really come to my rescue.

Our plastic stamp cases do NOT like our Wisconsin winters, and replacements are only a quick and friendly phone call away.  Then, there are those mistakes (usually by me) when entering item codes and getting not what my customer wanted.  Again, in a matter of a minute or two, Demo Support responds and solves a problem.  Procedure and business questions come up occasionally too.  Yup, they are more than helpful in those instances as well.  I cannot remember a time where they didn’t solve my problem to more than my satisfaction, even when blame was truly on my shoulders.

So in my eyes, I see them as lifesavers.  I created this card and sent the package to celebrate them (along with other demonstrators around the world) and thank them for helping me succeed in my business.  #weloveDS  We really do.

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2014-2016 In Colors Retiring!

2014-2016 Retiring In Colors

Truly, this set of In Colors has been my favorite over the years.  I highly suggest you get whatever card stock, ink, ribbon, etc. you need from this set SOON as I believe they will be unavailable soon.

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SALE-A-BRATION REMINDERS

Just two reminders for my stampers – Only 5 days left to earn SALE-A-BRATION rewards and only 5 days left to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and receive $56 more in your kit!  Call me!

2016 SAB FINAL DAYS 5 DAYS

2016 SAB FINAL RECRUIT DAYS

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Hi everyone~

I challenged myself to create this YouTube video about the #I’mBringingBirthdaysBack Stampin’ Up! movement.  If you know me, you know this is way out of my comfort zone.  Hopefully, you will enjoy it!

I purposefully made it so it could be shared by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators too. They can post the video and have their customers respond to THEM to get on the demo’s birthday lists.

BRINGING BIRTHDAYS BACK YOUTUBE VIDEO

Let’s bring BIRTHDAYS BACK!

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New Year’s Eve and a SAB Countdown

New Year’s Eve is all about countdowns, right?  What about starting a countdown until Sale-A-Bration (and the new 2016 Occasions Catalog)?

Only 5 days (actually less since I am posting this so late) until you can get super-cool stuff for free with a $50 order!  I love this year’s sets – so many different styles – you’ll bound to find at LEAST one you can’t live without!
2016 SAB COUNTDOWN 5 DAYS

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Posted on : Dec 31 2015
Posted under Demonstrator Ideas, Stampin' Up! Events, Stamping Fun Posters, Uncategorized |

My Stampin’ Up! Anniversary

It’s hard to believe 14 years ago I signed up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  As many demonstrators can relate, I “only signed up for the discount” was my feeling at the time.  I had no intention of doing parties or teaching others; I just wanted to get my crafting goodies cheap!

Well, here I am 14 years later, and my classes are busier than ever!  I love what I do, and I truly cherish the women I have welcomed into my home and crafting circle.

I started my anniversary celebrations earlier this month – I’m hosting an event in my home plus offering an item for 14% off each week.  I’ve offered some giveaways on my Facebook page already.  Here’s one for readers of my blog:

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You will receive this Paper Pumpkin Kit – Party Pennants!  It includes 3 background stamps, 2 inkspots (Summer Starfruit and Pool Party), and all the items to make a cute little banner!  You can use the banner to decorate your hearth, a cake, or take parts of it and use it on cards or scrapbook pages!

Leave a comment on my blog and tell me what you will be celebrating in the coming months!  I’ll pick a random winner on Wednesday evening!

 

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Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape-Large Paper Clips

This was another item my stampers made at last week’s Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape Stamp Camp.  Another item in my stash (I know, I know) I found that was perfect after perusing the Pinterest posts was large paper clips.

Here is the one I designed:

Washi Tape Ideas-Large Clip Skeleton

 

The directions are pretty easy.  Here are the materials you will need:

  • Whisper White CS
  • Washi Tape
  • Large Paper Clip
  • Sticky Strip
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Punches/Accents for Middle Accent
  • SU Grid Paper

Here are the instructions:

Cut the card stock just a little shy of the width of the washi tape.  For this size of clip, the length was 8-1/2″ long by 3/4″ wide.

Lay the card stock strip on the grid paper (helps with eyeing the matchup).  Carefully apply washi tape to one side of the card stock (washi tape will not release easily on this little piece), turn over and apply washi tape to the other side of the card stock – make sure it is smoothly put down on the card stock.  You don’t want to see the Whisper White CS – this CS is just to make the washi pieces sturdy.

Cut strip into 2 pieces – one about 3-1/2″; one about 5″.  Curl the 5″ piece with a pencil or your fingers and set aside.  Make pennant on 3-1/2″ piece by cutting in center and then cutting off triangles.  Apply a 2″ section of Sticky Strip to the pennant piece – keep red tape on for a bit yet.

Take the larger piece and make a large loop – trim if too big before releasing the red tape.  Once happy with the size of your loop, take off the red tape and butt the ends of the loop at the middle, pressing it into the Sticky Strip.

Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on either side of the large paper clip.  Release the paper pieces from the Stampin’ Dimensionals and press to either side of the loop.  Then take washi tape and gather the loop in center and adhere to the back of the pennant piece.

Add accents, punches, etc. to dress up the clip.

Enjoy!

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Wickedly Wild About Washi Tape-Memo Board

I created a few items for display when Washi Tape was added to our new catalog.  It sure helps to be a craft hoarder (this year’s mantra).  I checked out one of my stashes and found an item perfect for altering – a whiteboard/memo board!

My customers actually made their own (yes, I had a dozen of similar items) – it was amazing how creative they were!  This project is perfect for your shopping list, family appointments, babysitter info, or chore list!  Here’s the one I made using Witches’ Brew…I love those skulls.  Keep in mind, since the washi tape is removable, you can use the same memo board over and over and just change the washi tape!

Washi Tape Ideas-Memo Board

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Stampin’ Up! Undefined Stamp Carving Kit and Green Bay Packer Mashup

I am so stinking excited about sharing this project.  Stampin’ Up! just introduced the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit at convention this year.  Super cool, I thought.  Watching the company videos, surfing the internet and especially Pinterest, I thought I was ready to jump into my kit when it arrived a few weeks ago.

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However, like many crafters, sometimes our ideas are lacking or our nerves overtake us.  I was petrified to make that first design, and even procrastinated more than normal to take it out of the box.  I spent one afternoon making all sorts of doodles – and really only a few were worthy of the scrap paper they were on.

I really wanted to show my downline and my customers how this system could open up new worlds for us.  We wouldn’t have to wait for our very favorite stamp company to create the special words or images we hold dear.  They do an awesome job to be sure, but sometimes they just can’t cater to our individual whims.

I gave it an afternoon to mull over, and then I decided I would search clip art images in my archives that might jumpstart my creativity.  It helped, but I also wanted to get going quickly.  So I just printed off a few images (and played with their image size) to get me started.  Luckily, I had to start supper for my family, so I could procrastinate AGAIN.

Later that evening, I pulled out my materials on the kitchen table, and my husband mentioned he made his own stamps in grade school.  Ok, we’ve been married for more than 20 years, and I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 13 of those years, and he never shared this with me before.  Hmm, I thought.  He can HELP me.  I asked him in my very nicest voice, and he must have sensed my fear.  He put aside his work and started looking over the system.  The Green Bay Packer logo looked easiest so I colored it in with the pencil, transferred the image, and then my husband started carving.  Within 10 minutes, he was done – even with my very watchful eyes scrutinizing every move.

Here’s the stamp design –

Stampin' Up! Undefined Stamp Carving Set Packer G

 

Here’s the first card I made tonight (the Packers are playing the St. Louis Rams tonight in preseason football):

Stampin' Up! Undefined Hand-Carved Stamp Packer G

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