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2017 October Specials

Hello everyone…

I hope to get back to posting projects soon. Today I want to share some fantastic specials – there are THREE specials to take advantage of right now.

#1.  CARD-MAKING ESSENTIALS SPECIAL

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating World Card-Making Day (October 7th) with a special perfect for card makers.

 

Get 15% off these Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets!

We’ve also provided a list of coordinating Designer Series Paper—take advantage of the separate sale happening now!

ITEM DESCRIPTION COORDINATING DSP 
131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla) Note Cards & Envelopes N/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C) Just Add Text Just Add Color Specialty
143669 Daisy Delight Delightful Daisy 
143660 Birthday Delivery Birthday Memories 
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C) Merry Mistletoe Be Merry
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C) Pieces & Patterns Pick A Pattern 
143677 Coffee Café Coffee Break 
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C) Oh So Eclectic Naturally Eclectic 
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C) Lots Of Love Whole Lot Of Lovely
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C) Graceful Garden Petal Garden 
143726 Colorful Seasons Color Theory 
143925 (W)/143928 (C) Wood Words Wood Textures 
144807 Brightly Lit Christmas Christmas Around The World 

 

Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE!

 

#2.  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE – Buy 3, Get 1 Free (on most DSP packs)

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 

 

#3.  JANE’S ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Place an order this month during my 17-year anniversary and take 17% off your highest-priced item!

Enjoy the specials!

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Posted on : Sep 30 2017
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Hawaiian Couple Punch Card for Joe

Tragedy struck our home last month when my youngest son took his life.  Yes, those are probably the worst words to have to type (and I am sure they are not easy to read).

Although healing has begun, getting back into “business mode” feels almost paralyzing.  All my family, friends, customers, and peers are supporting me and telling me to take all the time I need to get back.  I’m taking little steps, but the first of the month is always crucial for delivering news, specials, and my monthly fun holiday listings.

The night our Joe took his life I hosted my Summer Fun Punch Class.  My sweet, funny boy was known for wearing Hawaiian-style shirts at school.  So as a tribute to him, I am sharing my Hawaiian Couple punch card.

At his wake/memorial service, we suggested guests wear Hawaiian shirts.  We were truly so thrilled to see so many of our family and friends honor Joe by wearing them.  

Love you forever, my Joe.  I pray you keep bringing me joy in the little signs we witness you are with us.

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Wedding Bells and Seashells

A dear friend of mine got married on a beach in Punta Cana this month.  Creating a card for her wedding was easy with the So Many Shells stamp set which is new in the 2017-2018 catalog.  For the card, I used the triple layer technique, and I am so pleased with the results.

The phrases came from the Floral Phrases stamp set; the color combination was Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede.

This was perfect as a wedding card, but you could easily change out the phrases and use for a birthday, get well, baby, or thinking of you card!

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Everybody Do the Twist!

Lemon Lime Twist is the one In Color I am having a little trouble with.  It’s sassy, bold, and wants to stand in the spotlight.  SO NOT ME (well, maybe I am a bit on the sassy side).

Lovely Inside & Out was not on my must-have list, but it was on the preorder list.  Demonstrators tend to get those preorder items no matter what because we know other demonstrators will create beautiful items and we don’t want to miss out.

For Tuesday’s In Color Introduction stamp class, I took both challenges and went to Pinterest to get inspiration.  Pinterest did not fail me thank goodness.  However, like any self-respecting demonstrator, I put my own little twist on the design so I felt it was more “mine”.

Wink of Stella is my new stamping obsession.  When I look at a card these days, I look for a way to use WOS on it somehow.  It just perks up that friend overlay perfectly.

Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst are paired perfectly with the birthday phrase from Happy Birthday Gorgeous in black.

Come on, everybody – let’s do the TWIST!

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New Catalog, New Colors, New ME!

 

Last night I hosted an In Colors Introduction Stamp Class.  Any customer that joined my In Colors Club got admission for FREE; otherwise it was only $5.00 to attend.  In my opinion, our new In Colors can be challenging to work with, but they are a shot in the arm so to speak to breathe life into our color palette.

Here is one of the cards we made last night.

 

 

The Happy Birthday thinlet was EASY PEASY to release which made my customers super happy.  When you have a full class of stampers and need some accessories, this is a great card too because there isn’t one “right” color for the bow addition.  Love the mini circle dimensional on the back of the bows for easy adhering!

Every catalog changeover I reflect on what I want to work on for the year.  I am truly blessed by a wonderful group of stampers who attend my events.  I am EXTREMELY lucky to not want for customers (but I will gladly welcome you if you are interested!).

This year, I need to focus on branding myself and my blog and being CONSISTENT with posting.  I create all the time – I just don’t take the pretty pictures and talk about my creations.  I’ve been blogging for over 13 years – I know how to do it.  Just am juggling too many things and wearing too many hats in my corner of the world.

In this technological age, we want information fast, clean, and easy.  I am seriously considering a redesign of my blog which is scary and exciting at the same time.  I have loved this design and still do, but stampers are drawn to clean or at least not so busy backgrounds.  I may be chomping off too much, but blog overhaul is a goal I have for the summer.  Bear with me as I work through this process.

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The New 2017-2018 Catalog is Here!

It is truly one of the BEST days of the year – when a new Stampin’ Up! catalog is released! As a demonstrator, I’m lucky enough to get to preorder some of the new goodies a month ahead of time. Sadly, this year, my playtime has been little to none as my schedule hasn’t allowed it. BUT, that will hopefully soon change with the school year coming to a close.

WANT A NEW CATALOG? CONTACT ME AND I WILL GET ONE TO YOU!

I am running several ribbon shares plus an In Color Club this year. If you join the In Color Club before June 13th, you will receive an extra bonus of a FREE CLASS.

My In Color Club will receive the following:

2017-2019 In Color Inkpads (5)
2017-2019 In Color Ink Refills (5)
2017-2019 In Color Markers (5)
2017-2019 In Color Card Stock Assortment
2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows
2017-2019 In Color Ribbon (2 yards of each color)

Your grand total buying these items separately would be $107.74. However, if you join the club, you will get it at the special discounted sale price of $95.00 PLUS get FREE admission to the June 13th In Color Introduction Stamp Class. Contact me as soon as possible so I can place your order for the In Color Club.

Happy Stamping!

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Posted on : Jun 01 2017
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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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Hip to be (not) Square Technique

I hosted my 100th Technique Tuesday stamp class in January.  That means my customers have learned THREE HUNDRED TECHNIQUES!!!  One of the techniques I taught I named the Hip to be (Not) Square technique.  In technique, I showed my customers how to extend the square Stitched Framelits into a rectangle.

I chose the Avant Garden stamp set for this card.  You can get this stamp set for free with a $50 order through March 31st.

Colors were Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, and Pear Pizzazz (one of my favorite color combos).  The silver ribbon is another Sale-A-Bration item.  I did put some Wink of Stella on the main focal image.

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100th Technique Tuesday Celebration

I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for over 16 years, and I adore my customers. Last night, we celebrated a huge milestone – my 100th Technique Tuesday class. With 100 classes, I taught over 300 techniques – quite a treasure trove of ideas!

We celebrated in many ways – we ate (like every other stamping event). I even had the local bakery put a quick “100” on the cake.

 

Door prizes were abundant at the event.  I did an all-guest door prize giveway.  I also shared a fun quiz for my guests to fill out with ten questions about the history of Technique Tuesday.  It was a four-way tie.  Some of their answers were devilishly funny.  I also did another door prize drawing for the three guests who have attended ALL 100 classes!  Thank you so much to Sandy Becker, Kellie Becker Marquardt, and Sue Hale for sharing my love of stamping and supporting my business.

On to stamping!  One of the cards we created last night was a Matchbook Birthday Card.  Using the Big on Birthdays stamp set and the Party Animal DSP and embellishments in the Occasions catalog plus the balloon punch and Emerald Envy ruched ribbon, we quickly put together this card.  Very fun and easy – thanks to Patty Bennett for the inspiration!

FRONT OF CARD

INSIDE OF CARD

PERFECT CARD FOR A GIFT CARD HOLDER!

Thanks for all of your support in my business!  Here’s to the next 100 classes!

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Jeani’s Birthday Card

One of my coworkers celebrated a milestone birthday today.  She is  totally devoted to our school kids and is loved by all.  I created this special card for her day.

 

Lots of Big Shot items used on this card – Circles, Stars, and Large Number framelits and the Stars embossing folder.  The balloon punch and silver thread (sorry, not visible in this photo) were also used.  Our school colors are red and blue so that dictated my color combo.

Hope it was a fabulous day, Jeani!

You could easily change this up for an anniversary card, graduation card, retirement card, or even a sports team-themed card.

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