It’s Your Day!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card that I created using the second of the two stamp sets offered in the Snowflake Showcase

The stamp set is the Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set. This set also coordinates with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.

For my card today I’m using a technique called the “Wreath” or “In the Round” technique. I’m not really showcasing that today … I am working on a video to show how this is done, and it is done using the Stamparatus. This is the card we made at my Advanced Stamparatus Class …

The background was embossed with the “Layered Leaves” Dynamic embossing folder.  This is one of my favorites because it goes with so many different stampin’ styles.

The floral wreath was done in Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry with a touch of Pear Pizzazz … these colors were also used in my cardstock layers.  We used a template created to make our wreath and with the Stamparatus the flowers are inked and stamped in perfect placement.

Each of the flowers has a Rhinestone but to jazz it up we colored the rhinestones to match the colors we used, but put the opposite colors on the flower … so light on dark and dark on light.

Greeting is also included in the stamp set and was simply stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and was punched with our circle punches.

With the use of the Stamparatus … this card is super simple to make. I’m hoping to have a video for your soon. Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Enjoy your day today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Last 2 days to purchase the Snowflake Showcase products.

 

Country Home Hello

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a good weekend and I hope you enjoyed my card yesterday from our Country Lane Product Suite. If you haven’t had enough … then I have another card to share with you that features the Country Home stamp set.

Many moons ago before I had my children I used to work in a flower shop, and this card takes me back to the late 70’s when dried flower arrangements were popular and so was arranging them in pitchers & coffee pots … a little bit country!  What’s interesting is that I have one of those mini blue tin coffee pots on my stove right now!!

I wanted this card to be a bit more rustic since yesterday we had the galvanized background, so I started with the Wood Textures Designer Series paper stack (I love browns and blues together).  I wanted to add some texture so I used a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake and ran it through the Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder.

Next I added a strip of the Chicken Wire Elements and added the beautiful new Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon… this ties the two elements together without leaving a harsh edge.  Then I tucked my sweet little “hello” onto the card.

I used the Stamparatus again to stamp my images…. one of the reasons was because I had precut the ovals and then placed them in a template, this is a true paper saver.

Just like yesterday, I used the Stampin’ Blends – the alcohol markers.  I colored the sides of my coffee tin with the Night of Navy first, then filled in the entire pot. I used the Color Lifter to lighten the center and create my “light source” … where the light would hit your object.

I did the same with all my colors, started with the dark and colored over with the lighter shade.  The berries were colored yellow (Yellow and Blue are for our Brewers!!)  And Marge … if you are reading this, please give me a call.

I colored the center flower in Night of Navy and again used the Color Lifter, after which I added a touch of the Wink of Stella to the flower and the light area of my coffee tin.

This stamp set and the cards I have created brought back many memories, whether they were of grandpa’s farm of working in the flower shop … it was a nice stroll down memory lane.

Thanks so much for coming with me … Let’s kick off this week with a warm hello.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST … if you like what you saw, you may purchase any of the items used to create this card by clicking on them. Thank you.

 

Simply Sunday: Just Breathe …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s good to be back!! My workload got a little more hectic than I had planned (happens to us all) but who plans on the drama … right!!  But I’m thrilled to be here today to share with you one of the cards that we created in my “Stamperatus 1” Class yesterday.

In class we learned about the parts of the stamparatus, how they interact, how to clean it and to store it. We talked about the it’s core function of “stamp placement” and the wonderful ability to create repeatable stamping. In fact, this little gem is great just for those two features alone, but it does so much more!

Here is a quick video to quickly share the basics and introduce you to the new products that came out to accessorize the Stamparatus…

Todays card features the “Hinge Technique” … we are able to do this fun technique because the hinges are not only removeable but can be moved in equal increments. It’s so easy and so amazing.

We used Cherry Cobbler for our greeting. The stamp is aligned onto my cardstock and then “picked up” with to plate so you can begin your stamping.  Once your stamp is inked, stamp directly onto your cardstock. You will then take the plate out of by the hinge, move it down one notch and replace it back into the hinge and stamp again (without re-inking) This will give you a slightly lighter image.  You will do that one more time creating the final and lightest of the 3 images.

The large leave stamp is stamped onto your cardstock and with the stamparatus you can add the solid stamp in perfect alignment every time. You see, I showed them how and where each of the stamps were placed and then everyone used the same plates to stamp their projects … what does that mean.  You have the ability to create a multitude of cards that all look the same.

The little leaves also used the “Hinge Technique” for their placement. This really is a slick little tool to help you with your card creations. Easy, fast and precise.

Thank you so much for joining me this Sunday.

I hope you have a most wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Coming Attractions … Stamparatus Accessories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrill to share that Stampin’ Up! has announced the release of Stamparatus accessories! You will be able to order beginning October 1st, 2018.

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and we wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories! The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats.  They will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets.

  • The small grid paper fits perfectly in the Stamparatus.
  • It will be nice to have a replacement mat, when yours starts to wear (everything does).
  • The extra plates can be used for quicker stamping of multiple set ups without having to switch stamps out often.

A little birdie told us that there will also be a “carrying case” for our Stamparatus coming in the near future … I will keep you posted!

Today is the last day to register (and PAY) for my Stamperatus Class … 

Payment is required for this class as I will be ordering your Stamparatus and supplies.  ONLY Payment confirms your registration for this class.

Let me know if you have any questions ~

Have a great day, and thank you for checking in!

 

 

Class Announcement: The Stamparatus!

Hello Stampin’ Friends !

I am excited to announce my Stamparatus Classes!!  The Stamparatus is an indispensable positioning tool that allows you perfect placement EVERY time –with a sleek and sturdy design and some WOW new features that rock this tool!

Multi-step stamping? Bring it on! You’ll never waste cardstock trying to line things up again.
Multiples of the same card? No problem! Set it up once and stamp as many as you want.
Partially-stamp an image? Never fear! You can stamp again in precisely the same spot.

Here’s just a few features of this awesome new workhorse… it’s going to change everything you know about stamping!

  • Compatible with both red rubber cling-mount and clear photopolymer stamps
  • Built-in rulers and gridlines for quick measuring and placement
  • Two (2) open sides so you can stamp on larger paper, but not take up tons of space
  • Two (2) clear grid reversible hinged plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with without having to change stamps!
  • Two (2) strong bar magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas built into the bottom of the worksurface–never lose them!
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps included, for best impressions
  • Easily wipes clean with a clean cloth or our shammy

Ready to see more? Watch this short video that covers the basics of what the Stamparatus does, why it has multiple plates, how to use it for regular stamping and making multiples, and storage and cleaning tips. Five Things You Need to Know About the Stamparatus …

I can’t wait to share in this fun, one-of-a-kind class with you. Here is how to sign up and pick your date …

PRE-PAY $55 CLASS: Includes the Stamparatus, a silicone pad, an extra magnet and your projects. (An $75+ value)  RSVP and payment are due by Wednesday, September 26th

PICK YOUR CLASS TIME:  Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm  /  Saturday, October 6th at 9:30 am / Limit 6 per class  If these two dates fill … I will add class times so you can get in on this amazing product and class special.

The Stamparatus is going to be a HUGE game changer in your craft room and on your stamping projects!  When you join me for this special Stamparatus Class, you’ll discover how to use this amazing tool to create several different techniques time and time again, so that you can do, and share what you love and get your cards in the mailbox quicker!

I’ve also learned some great tips that I can’t wait to share with you, after this class you will be ready to begin stamping and will have the Stamparatus and all the knowledge you need to begin creating successfully.

Contact me at: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or call (262) 334-1009 … Leave me a message as I also work outside of this business.  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Breaking News from Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a fantastic announcement and video that will introduce an amazing new product …

What the video to see the fascinating things that the “Stamparatus” can do for you …

 

 

 

Here is a Q & A … Should answer any questions you may have. If not, contact me!

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A
Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the
RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step

instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers.

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store.

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any
given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our
warehouse after the tools have been manufactured.

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets?
A: Yes.

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus?
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product.

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus?
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will
then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment
and close your order, the system will charge your credit card.

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation?
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We
will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation.

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to
complete my order?
A: Yes.

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog?
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you
would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the
number of tools you can order.

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there?
A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability
depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods?
A: Yes.

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window.

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus?
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding.
Stampē: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on
a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked
block or die or other instrument
Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a
particular activity or purpose
Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus