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

 

Spring Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for spring?  With all this snow and below zero temperatures, I a sooooo ready for spring.  Warm sunny days, flowers and butterflies! Today I have some cute samples of butterflies for you … I think our Sale-a-bration Butterfly Elements are just Grand!

 

The pretty little butterflies are our Butterfly Wooden Elements that you can get for FREE during our Sale-a-bration period.  The spectacular greeting comes from our “Life is Grand” stamp set which is found in our Occasions Catalog on page 17.

Grand words for you to add grandeur where it is needed. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create eye-catching projects.

The next grouping of card samples comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and accompanied with our Butterfly Elements again …

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I hope that these cute card samples warmed your day … I’m sure they will warm someone’s heart when you copy any of these samples and send them to a friend or family member.  Cold days are great days to get some stamping done …

Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for checking in on me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series of cards.

Sprinkled with Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

You’ve seen some cute samples from our Sale-a-bration catalog … Well, I’ve got more for you today!!

I don’t know about you but the Hello Cupcake is a fun and easy way to say Happy Birthday, and with the release of the coordinating Thinlits dies in March, it just adds the cherry on top!!

The banner on the top card gives some great dimension while the sequins adds some texture and a touch of bling.

Those dies are going to come in handy if you want to recreate our center card and celebrate the day.  I love the technique of creating your background by stamping the greeting and then using the Vellum Cardstock to highlight your cupcakes.

Our last of the cupcakes also uses the Vellum Cardstock but showcases the “Sweet Wishes” by stamping right on it while still allowing your cupcake to peek through.  And the candle embellishments really add a nice touch to this gift card.

The next card is teasing you with the new “All Adorned” stamp set which is part of the Second Release to our Sale-a-bration catalog.  This is perfect timing for my “Sweetheart of a Deal” because using the Stamperatus with this set will give you perfect placement of your corner images.

 

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Here is my Sweetheart of a Deal … remember the second release items become active on the 15th of February.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Let me know if you have any questions with it’s contents.

Have a fabulous Friday ~

Our favorite party just got better …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two great announcements for you today and a few more card samples!! First, lets start with an addition of new products coming out in a few days to celebrate our Sale-a-bration.  The NEW items will be available February 15th!!

Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

So lets take a look at these goodies … there is a peek in the photo above!

 

These cute cards were created with the NEW Painted Seasons Bundle.  This bundle can be yours with a $100 purchase and includes not only the 7 piece stamp set but the Designer Series Paper which showcases hand-painted imagery for each of the seasons. 12″ x 12″. Acid free, lignin free, with 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs.  Perfect for you stampers who keep going all year long!

Our second announcement is NEW to Sale-a-bration!! Our favorite party just got better …

Stampin’ Up! has announced a Sale-A-Bration Coordination … these are exclusive products that coordinate with our current Sale-A-Bration items.  These are going to rock your world.  If you looked closely at my cards yesterday, you would have seen the dies that coordinate with the Hello Cupcake Stamp set, and there is more …

They have created coordinating dies to pair with the Lasting Lilly and Oh So Happy Stamp sets.  Not only that … they have introduced a new stamp set “More than Words” that will coordinate with all the stamp sets. It’s a great set to add to your stamp collection.

Here are the items from Sale-A-Bration Coordination that will be available to purchase on March 1st, 2019. 

So … What do you think? Awesome Right. I love the introduction of not only new Sale-A-Bration items but the Sale-A-Bration Coordination where you can purchase the die cuts to your favorite stamp sets.  I will be sharing more samples from the addition to our Sale-a-bration catalog!

Want to know something really cool? When you purchase the coordinating products, you are qualifying for more FREE Sale-A-Bration items. Woo Hoo! Let me know if you have any questions about the products I’ve shown you today, or if you would like to schedule a stampin’ party.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a wonderful Wednesday!