Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek with Heart …

Hello stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!

Remember Eileen’s Valentines Card that she made with the envelope punch board …. you will see where I got my inspiration…

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Here is my “sneak peak” …

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I am using the NEW “Scallop Tag Topper Punch” found on page 35 of the new Occasions Catalog.  A 2 inch strip of cardstock fits beautifully into the punch.  You can create a tag, add the tag to your card, a book mark and more …. be sure to stop back because I have some cute “topper” projects to share with you! 

Punch is available January 3rd with the kick-off of the Occasions Catalog.

The greeting comes from the “Tags for You” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog, along with the coordinating “Label Bracket” Punch. 

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They are available through June as they were put on the “carry over” list … Yeaa!  You can even bundle with the punch and save!  Yea again 🙂  Link to Wood Mount Bundle

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Thanks for stopping by … and don’t forget to check back (or sign up to the blog to get the posts sent directly to your e-mail) so you’ll always know when I’ve got something to share.

Happy Day!

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Here is a list of the items needed to make this project …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131820

$19.95

 Tags for You Stamp Set – WOOD

 131823

$15.95

 Tags for You Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132153

$5.95

 Label Bracket Punch

 118874

$7.50

2 – 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

 120906

$29.95

 2 -1/2” Circle Punch

 124005

$4.75

 Silver Glimmer Paper

 117193

$3.50

 Small Heart Punch

 Available 1/3/13

$22.95

 Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Frosted Finishes Embellishment Necklace

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you!

I am happy, I finally finished all my Christmas shopping yesterday.  Many of my friends have been done for a while, and the gifts are wrapped under the tree!  I will be wrapping tomorrow as I wait out our winter storm, watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate…. sounds like a perfect Sunday.

Today I want to share with you a special little gift that I made for the girls who work for me at the Candyman on Main.  This is our first holiday season together … in fact, it’s all of our “first” holiday season!  None of us have worked in the store during the Christmas holiday so we pulled together, had a great season, and a great time.

To “thank” them, I began with the beautiful “Frosted Finishes Embellishments“…

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I did go to the local hobby store to pick up the rest to create the necklace.  My mistake was not ordering the beautiful “Simply Adorned Chain” which is currently on the clearance rack.  I have some on order now for future projects … they’re a steal at only $4.39

I added a simple link which holds the Frosted Finishes Embellishment so nicely and added it to the chain.  I tucked it into a small gift box and …

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Isn’t it beautiful?  Just think … you could make a pair of matching earrings too.  Jewelry making is “hot” right now, so why not add a Stampin’ Up! touch to it.

Have a wonderful day, and if you’re waiting for the snow to stop like I am … sit back and enjoy, or stop over at my on-line store and get some of these goodies to make for your friends.  Just click on the “pink” links.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Countless Sayings ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

 Today I am going to share with you a bit of being a demonstrator.  No, it is not a scary word, in fact …. It’s a whole lot of fun, and sharing!  I’ve got the pictures to prove it 🙂  Just keep reading …

As demonstrators we receive sneak peeks at the catalogs and we’re able to pre-order stamps and accessories!  We also have in our stampin’ community many, many resources for samples…

 There is the “Stampin’ Connection’s Stamper’s Showcase” were demonstrator’s share their cards, scrapbook pages, and projects with each other. There are currently over 337,000 samples in the gallery!

 We also have our “Stampin’ Success” magazine that is loaded with samples, instructions, and great tips for running your business.

Today I am going to share with you some of the wonderful projects in our latest copy.  The “star” of these projects is the “Countless Sayings” Stamp Sets 1 and 2… the latest in our photo-polymer stamps. 

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So get a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the beautiful projects ….

 

COUNTLESS SAYINGS CARDS

There are quite a few, so take your time looking them over.  I love how quick and easy these cards are to make, with our busy lives it’s nice to be able to create something so cute, so quickly!

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Stamps

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set

Paper
Whisper White Cardstock

Ink
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad

HANGING HEARTS

This is actually on the cover … and I must say, great minds think alike!  I was thinking of hanging hearts in the candy store window for Valentines Day… I am adding some in glimmer paper too.

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Stamps

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Dictionary Stamp

Paper
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories & Tools
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Brayer
Full Heart Punch
Big Shot
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
White crochet thread

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful projects, I look forward to sharing more ideas with you. 

 

If I have peaked your interest in the joining our fabulous stampin’ family … CLICK HERE!  Refill your coffee and watch this video.

 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

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More card shares …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you, three more cards that we made at our Star’s Christmas Party.  We did what we call a “shoebox swap” … each participant designs a card and then cuts, and brings everything needed to make that card, then everyone at the event gets to make each others cards … it’s fun!

Would you be interested in joining in on a shoebox swap?  Let me know, I’d love to host it.

I thought I would start with Connie’s card ….

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My technique groups should recognize this, we just did the “Stained Glass” technique.  Here is another wonderful card idea for you.

Connie used the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (good through January 3rd) and the “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon“.  I love that Connie did her card with Silver embossing, we did ours in gold …. such a small change can make the entire card look different, and both cards are beautiful.

Next, is Ren’s card.  Ren is Connie’s daughter and has been stamping with us for quite a while.

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Don’t you just love it!  We all love a good “punch” card and this one is so cute!  Ren had all the pieces cut so we didn’t even have to cut the door … we just embossed it with the new “Stylish Stripes” embossing folder.

For the wreath, we used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  The trick here is to punch out the circle first … then center the scallop punch over the circle to create the perfect wreath!  The punches along with the adorable “Glimmer Brad – Brights Collection ” are found in our main Idea Book & Catalog.

Now I’d like to share with you, Susan’s card… a Tri-fold Easel Card!

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If you’re looking to impress someone, this will do it!  This beautiful card showcases the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper.  Anyone who knows me, knows this is one of my favorite Designer Papers in the catalog …. I find it so versatile.

The greeting “Your Kindness means so much” comes from the stamp set “From My Heart” … also found in the main catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … I loved making these beautiful cards with these wonderful ladies.  I can’t think of a better day, than stamping with my friends.

If you are interested in any of the items listed to make these cards, you can just click on the link (words highlighted in pink) to view or purchase.

Have an awesome day!

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Weekly Deals … My favorite!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am going to share with you the weekly deals announced by Stampin’ Up!  Can’t believe the items on this list!

I will tell you that my favorite is the Season Style 8 x 8 Designer Album.  It’s a great size and if you pair it with the Season of Style Journaling Tags … you will get your Holiday Book done in no time at all.

The tags were created to coordinate with the album and slide nicely into the page openings…. all you need to do is add pictures and a bit of journaling.

Keep an eye on my blog as I will be posting a few pages from my Season of Style Album.  You will see a full description and photo of the item when you click on the highlighted (pink) item.

So without further ado … here are your weekly specials:

Weekly Deals

December 17th – December 23rd.  WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Gold Metallic Encore Pad

Encore Metallic Gold Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

Silver Metallic Encore Pad

Encore Metallic Silver Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent 
Item # 132159

Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags

Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags
Item # 132808

Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Pretty Presents Designer Bows

Pretty Presents Designer Bows
Item # 132186

Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

Blast Off Ensemble -- Digital Download

Blast Off Ensemble Digital Download
Item # 130862

Regular Price: $19.95
Discounted Price: $11.97

Build A Banner Refill Kit

Build A Banner Refill Kit Item # 132699
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

Naughty And Nice This And That Rotary Stamp

Naughty And Nice This Rotary Stamp
Item # 132278

Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album

Seasonal Stripes 8″ X 8″ Designer Album
Item # 132259

Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter

Gold and Silver Stampin’ Glitter
Item # 132205

Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit

Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit  Item # 132697
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

Snowflake Season Simply Sent

Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit
Item # 132176

Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21

Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon
Item #126845

Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71

Extra-Large Gift Box

Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95
Discounted Price: $2.96

Happy Heart Day … Guest Stamper

Hello stampin’ friends ~

Today I will share with you another card from our Star’s Christmas Party. 

Today’s guest stamper is Eileen S.We will take a break from Christmas and share with you a cute card that will warm your heart and get you yearning for Valentine’s Day.

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Eileen used the NEW Envelope Punch Board to create her card.   Watch for an upcoming class that focuses on Envelope Punch Board projects in January. 

Envelope Punch Board includes:
* An easy-to-use chart to create up to 66 different envelope sizes (including standard sizes). The measurements are provided both in inches and centimeters.
* A scoring tool in a convenient storage slot.
* Two punches designed right into the tool itself: one to make the envelope and one to round its corners.

The greeting comes from the “Tags for You” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog, along with the coordinating “Label Bracket” Punch.

The card is highlighted with the beautiful Silver Glimmer paper and fabulous punches.  The “Polka Dot Parade” Designer Series paper really brings it all together and makes is pop.

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To complete the card (as many of us do when we sign off) are the “xoxo” hugs and kisses from the “Oh, Goodie” stamp set.  You can find that in the Holiday catalog as well.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

 131820

$19.95

 Tags for You Stamp Set – WOOD

 131823

$15.95

 Tags for You Stamp Set – CLEAR

 131886

$10.95

 Oh, Goodie Stamp Set – WOOD

 131889

$8.95

 Oh, Goodie Stamp Set – CLEAR

 132153

$5.95

 Label Bracket Punch

 118874

$7.50

2 – 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch

 120906

$29.95

 2 -1/2” Circle Punch

 124005

$4.75

 Silver Glimmer Paper

 117193

$3.50

 Small Heart Punch

 126902

$3.50

 Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

 133774

$19.95

 Envelope Punch Board

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Star’s Christmas Party card share …

Hello Stampin’ Friend,

Yes, I took a couple days off, but now I’m back and I have a sneak peek to share with you!  I’m so excited and can’t wait to share the New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalogs with you.

Saturday I held my annual Star’s Christmas Party … these are the girls who joined my Star’s and Stampin’ Up! under me.  There were some that could not make it, and were truly missed.

We had plenty of food, treats and candy from the Candyman on Main ….

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Make & takes and a special gift…

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Their gift included a couple of the new items from the Occasions Catalog and a pretty little Star ornament to put on their tree.

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The Make –n– Take I am sharing today is from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  It’s a Simply Sent kit that you can receive for FREE with a qualifying purchase, or as a Hostess gift.

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These are so precious … and come with different greetings, in different languages!  How fun is that!  Everything you need to create the card comes in the package, and you get 8 cards and envelopes … liners included.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back with more card shares and sneak peeks from our Christmas Party and upcoming catalogs!

Have an awesome week!

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