Doily Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … I have been M.I.A (Missing In Action)  I’ve been working double shifts training new employee’s this week however I could not let another day past without sharing a really neat crafting tip with you.  Earlier I announced that Stampin’ Up! has added even more items to the Sale-a-Bration items you can get FREE! More good news … the ribbon is also back!!

One of the items that is now available for SAB are the beautiful Pearlized Doilies … Love these! Even gave them as part of the gift package at last years spring retreat.  This comes from fellow demonstrator Marlieke Smetsers!! Oh my gosh, this is so clever … look at all the different patterns Marlieke created using the Pearlized Doilies!! You could use them to highlight a greeting … as snowflakes … to embellish a part of your card, the possibilities are endless.

I love how you can create amazing designs with just a snip of a scissor or if you’re a stickler for precision … use your circle dies on some areas!  Here is a sample that used the Pearlized Doily ….

Just a quick reminder that Stampin’ Up! has also released coordinating dies that you can purchase for your Sale-a-bration items you got for FREE!

 

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with another cute card sample for you.

Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

Sale-a-bration Delights

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today … as today is Eileen’s memorial service and we celebrate the life of such a beautiful woman.  My sister, my friend … missed ❤

I have two cards to share today using the new items released as Sale-a-Bration choices.

Yesteday I shared the Sale-a-bration Coordination … where you can purchase the coordinating dies to the fabulous Sale-a-bration items you got earlier this year.  If you didn’t get them all, you can purchase the dies and some additional goodies to the rest of your Sale-a-bration items.  Here they are again …

 

Today I have the third release of products for our last month of Sale-a-bration. These items are currently in the catalog and now you can get them for FREE.  Outstanding. Here are all the wonderful items …

Here are two of my favorite cards that I made … If you click on the picture, it will take you to the original post that steps you through how to make these cards.

The first card share is the Petal Promenade ~

And the second with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series and another Quick-n-Pretty card.

Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

Marvelous March ♣

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m happy to say good-bye to February and it’s crazy weather and hello to March with all it’s marvelous stampin’ deals!!  It’s our last month of Sale-a-bration and Stampin’ Up! put the cherry on top by adding coordinating thinlits for your favorite Sale-a-bration items, and that’s not all, they’re introducing MORE items to the Sale-a-bration rewards 🙂

Let’s talk about the Sale-a-bration Coordination … where you can purchase the coordinating dies to the fabulous Sale-a-bration items you got earlier this year.  If you didn’t get them all, you can purchase the dies and some additional goodies to the rest of your Sale-a-bration items.  Here they are …

Here are a few samples created using the Sale-a-bration sets with their coordinating dies … Let’s begin with the beautiful Lasting Lily Stamp Set and coordinating Lily Framelits Dies.  The dies make layering your lilies so easy and creates a stunning card with dimension and texture.

And who doesn’t like something sweet!?  You can create the cutest cards with you Hello Cupcake stamp set (Free with SAB) and the coordinating dies.  This set of dies includes the cake keeper … how cute is that!

I have more great news … there is a third release of products for our last month of Sale-a-bration. These items are currently in the catalog and now you can get them for FREE.  Outstanding.  Since I can’t get the pdf downloaded “visually” … I have added the link for you to view.  As soon as I figure this out … I’ll post is 😉

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Until tomorrow my friends, have a good day and thank you for stopping by.  Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

So Very Hoppy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have some samples shared from our Stampin’ Up! offices showcasing the “So Hoppy Together” stamp set out of the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

These adorable frogs are just so stinkin’ cute, and you’ll jump for joy when you begin using them for different card types. Perfect for kids cards (that’s a given) plus they’re just too cute as encouragement cards and even celebrating an achievement.  Check these out …

Am I right? So cute … I think I love the Balmy Blue card with the Gingham Designer paper in the background … great pop of color against the frogs and OH WAIT … are those fussy cut??  NO … You’ll be excited to hear that Stampin’ Up! has come up with coordinating dies for our Sale-a-bration items!!  These will be available through the month of March ….

Want to hear something truly amazing … Sale-A-Bration Coordination products are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders!!  That means if you host a stamping party, a book party or just party yourself, you can earn these for FREE too! Love having options, buy them or get them FREE!

Sale-A-Bration Coordination products can also be added to a your Starter Kit … best deal in town!!  But remember, Sale-A-Bration Coordination products are offered until March 31 or while supplies last.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have with the Sale-a-bration Coordination … We only have 4 more weeks before Sale-a-bration 2019 is in the history books!

Have a great day and Thanks for “Hopping” by …

A Friend Chooses You Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Brrrrr … It’s a cold one here in Wisconsin, we’re sitting at about 1° Fahrenheit!! Yesterday it was in the 30’s with the wind blowing the melting snow like water.  It’s been a weird winter and I can’t wait for spring!  Spring is warm and full of butterflies and so is my card I have for you today …

I used the Beauty Abounds bundle for today’s card with a spring-like color pallet and our basic black to really make the card pop!!  The designer paper is from the Botanical Butterflies that you can get for FREE in our Sale-a-bration catalog. When you purchase the Beauty Abounds bundle you can pick out the Botanical Butterflies Designer Series paper for free.

I love that the Flamingo has a hint of orange, it gives it such a … well, Flamingo color!  To make it even pop more and to create a beautiful depth in the butterfly, we sponged color on color (Flirty Flamingo on Flirty Flamingo) It is an old technique that is still going strong today … it add so much depth to your projects …

I did the insides of the smaller butterflies and the outer edges of the larger butter, mainly because my greeting was going in the center of the card and would cover the center of the larger butterfly.  I cased they layout of the card directly from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and just tweeked it a bit to reflect my style … the sponging and the beautiful designer paper background.

We also made this card at my February Stamp Clubs. We used the double dies to created the layered look with the Basic Black on top and popped them all up with the Mini Dimensionals.

The greeting “A friend is someone who chooses you …” comes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set and inside it says “out of a whole world of people”. So besides the beautiful butterflies which were a favorite of my Mom’s, the verses in this bundle are outstanding.

Soooo …. pretty!! I know the other butterfly set really took off, but this one is my favorite ❤ the images, the font and the meaning of the verses is what did it for me.

Thank you for joining me on this chilly day, I hope it’s warmers wherever you are!

Have a fabulous day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … 

 

Simply Sunday: Part of My Story

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sweet-n-simple card to share with you.  It features the Sale-a-bration items: Part Of My Story stamp set and the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series paper.  When I saw the “Part of My Story” stamp set, I knew I had to have it in my collection. I am a collector of stamp sets that have beautiful verses… so this verse set was a must have.

We all have a story to tell, our journey … the path that we have followed throughout the years, the places we’ve been and most importantly the people we have met. This 19 year journey with Stampin’ Up! has taken me to places I’ve only dreamed of, and has introduced me to so many wonderful people. As many of you know … I started this journey with my sister Eileen, and another pair of sister that we had the honor to get to know was Mary Polcin and Judy Prahl … we go way back. One of the best moments I had at OnStage this year was the “HUG” I got from Mary, it’s like she knew my heart needed it.

When you are building a business and growing your downline, again … it’s all about the relationships.  Eileen was not only my sister, but my downline and best friend.  We built many friendships with the ladies who have joined my Star’s by Design group … wish I could post more pictures because there are so many good memories from Conventions, Star’s Retreats and team meetings ….

Kathy, myself and Eileen at a Convention in Salt Lake City. I believe this was the 25th Anniversary … here are some additional shots

The verse on the card really says it all … “I’m so glad you are part of my story” I wanted to make sure it was highlighted so I stamped it on the Vellum Cardstock and cut it out with the Layering Ovals Framelits … also cut was the Balmy Blue cardstock that went underneath so it really highlighted the greeting without over powering it.

That is exactly the technique or training style I like to use with my downline … highlight their strengths and talents without over shadowing anyone.  We love to celebrate each others accomplishments. Many of my downline members we stamping with me first, some call them customers, I call them friends …

You know I can’t do anything without “YOU” … my stamping friends.  We’ve have had so much fun in the past 19 years (I celebrate my Anniversary on March 10th) and I’m going to be stamping with you for many more.  I’ll be welcoming your companionship more than ever with the loss of my sister, but just like you were there for me the first time, I know your by my side again … Our friendships are precious to me ❤

 

Eileen … Nancy … Sandy

So many memories, so much fun together, so many friendships created … not just with me but with each other! It’s amazing.  I love this journey that I have been on and the fact that you were there.  I just have to say one … “I’m so glad you are part of my story”  

Thank you for stopping by today and for following by blog.

Have a simply wonderful Sunday ~

 

 

Sharing a piece of my heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to let you know about the Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time keeping up with my blog posts. Yesterday we moved my sister Eileen into Hospice, it’s been a long hard fight.  She fought her cancer even as we lost our Mom only a year ago.  I have no words except that I have been blessed to have such a loving and amazing sister. When it comes to my stamping business … she is the wind beneath my wings.  We did everything together.

Eileen is on left … sisters by birth, best friends by choice ❤ We are on our patio here relaxing a bit on the Mexican Riviera Incentive trip. I’ve never noticed till now that we were “twinning” in our “Pool Party” colored shirts.  I am off of work today so I can sit with her… she was always there for me.

She loved making cards, and we both agree that the catalogs just keep getting better and better.  Here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets in the second release Sale-a-bration catalog …

 

 

The All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set … it’s perfect for creating backgrounds, focal points and more with these graceful designs. Here is another sample created with the All Adorned stamp set.

 

Thank you for joining me today and for letting me share a little part of what has kept me a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 19 years.  We have beautiful memories of all the amazing places we’ve gone to, and all the beautiful people we have met.  It’s an wonderful journey and I am so blessed and grateful to have shared this with my sister Eileen.

Have a wonderful day … and call your best friend ❤

Hawaii 2008 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip