Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sort of TBT with Number of Years

I wanted to quickly share a few cards I made yesterday with a new stamping friend :-D While you can still purchase the Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelits, the Designer Series Papers and ribbons/twine on the following cards are retired from the recent 2016 Occasions catalog. I don't like to get you all excited about stuff I can't sell you anymore, but all the inks and card stocks and punches and stuff I used are still available, so I think you can still at least use these layout ideas:




Oh, and in the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, you can get an alphabet in the same style--Letters for You stamp set--and a coordinating set of Large Letters Framelits! {TIP: buy the Letters for You BUNDLE and get both the stamp set AND the framelits at 10% OFF!}

By the way, these cards were inspired by designs from other demonstrators...my new stamping friend's daughter sent me pictures of a few cards she made with a demonstrator on the East Coast, and she asked if I could make them here in Colorado Springs with her mom. It was a fun way to spend a few hours, and to christen my as yet uninked Number of Years stamp set!

P.S.: I tried a little different setup for my photos on this post...
leave a comment and tell me if you like the cleaner look!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

You Light Up My Life with Fireflies!

I participated in a color challenge over the weekend, we could ONLY use the colors Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, (those are all included in the 2016-18 In Color Collection) and also Basic Black and Whisper White. I interpreted Whisper White to include our Shimmery White card stock, and used that for my card:


I used only the Jar of Love stamp set on this card, without even using any of the jars! I didn't use the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits on this card, but did you know you can get those in a BUNDLE with the stamp set for 10% OFF? Check out all the stamps you get in the stamp set alone...


To get the top and bottom wash on my card, I used an Aquapainter and some ink that I squeezed onto the lids of my ink pads. The Shimmery White card stock is not meant for watercolor, so I dabbed my first layer of washes with a paper towel to get most of the moisture off, then swiped a few streaks more of concentrated ink over the top to give it a little more depth. Then I used my Heat Tool on setting 1, to dry the Shimmery White card stock so I could stamp the rest.

I accented the firefly wings with Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details, and dabbed over the glow of the firefly with Clear Wink of Stella. Sometimes, it's hard to get a good picture of glittery, shimmery stuff, and I think this card looks way cooler in person :-) And finally, I ran the card base through the Big Shot with our new Seaside Embossing Folder...very subtle texture, since most of it's covered, but I think it was a good add. What would you make if you could only use these colors (plus black and white)?


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Online ONLY Monthly Release Photopolymer Stamp Sets

As a follow up to my POST earlier this morning, I'd like to share a list of the Monthly Release Photopolymer stamps that are still available for order, as of today. With the exception of two sets, these are not currently found in any catalog, nor is there a category in the Online Store where you can easily find them...so I've rounded them all up for you nice and neat! There are some real GOODIES in here, so I'd encourage you to click through and see which ones tickle your fancy, because these have always been for sale only while supplies last.



Again, these are not all 30 of the sets made available, these are just the 20 sets you can still buy right now. Two of the stamp sets from the Monthly Release Photopolymer line are in the current 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. They are:

Endless Birthday Wishes (find it on page 22 of the catalog), and
Better Than Email (find it on page 157 of the catalog)




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July Step It Up Blog Hop - Just Kidding (not kidding!)


Welcome to the July 2016 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The idea is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My family doesn't usually do anything special for the 4th of July, so I decided to pull out a random stamp set instead of going for stars and stripes. I grabbed the Just Kidding stamp set, and you won't find it in the current catalog...but it's still available (just click on that link). I kid you not, I'm being serious now!



The Just Kidding stamp set actually came out as part of Stampin' Up!'s trial period of photopolymer stamps they started in 2013. I think this was actually the last individual "online only" monthly photopolymer stamp set they released, March of 2015. And you can still get your grimy mitts creative hands on it if you click this link: Just Kidding stamp set

Stampin' Supplies: Just Kidding stamp set, Playful Backgrounds stamp set, Pool Party card stock & ink, Island Indigo card stock & ink, StazOn Jet Black ink, Chocolate Chip ink, Blushing Bride ink, Blender Pens, Real Red marker, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Copper Thread, VersaMark ink pad (bubbles on stepped up card).


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

LAST DAY for Two FREE Stamp Sets in Starter Kit


Sign up and get your Starter Kit HERE...but make sure you do it no later than 11:50pm MT TONIGHT (6/30/16) to get the additional TWO FREE STAMP SETS!!!

During JUNE ONLY, buy your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit and Become a Demonstrator for $99 (+tax), pick the usual $125 in product of your choice, and ALSO...
CHOOSE ANY TWO STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE FOR FREE!!!

WAIT--before you say, "I don't want to join Stampin' Up!", please let me explain what this deal could mean for you a little more clearly:

There is NO OBLIGATION to sell to anyone else after you buy the Starter Kit, and you get at least 20% OFF all your retail purchases as a demonstrator. There's also no shipping charged for your Starter Kit. If you buy it in June, that means you choose up to $125 in merchandise of your choice (like a shopping spree!), PLUS you get a free past Paper Pumpkin Kit (of SU!'s choice) with your order, PLUS you get to pick any two stamp sets you want on top of that, for FREE! So, theoretically, if you chose the two most expensive sets available in the catalog, the value of those two sets would be over $100, which means the merchandise you would get in your Starter Kit would be a total value of over $245, plus you would save an additional almost $25 because of the FREE SHIPPING...and you'd only pay $99 plus the tax for your area!
That's like getting about $170 in value for FREE!!!

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I hope you can see how buying the Starter Kit can simply be a no strings attached SUPER SHOPPING BARGAIN if that's what you want! And, let's say you decide you would like to do a little more than just getting a great deal...the Starter Kit comes with a bundle of business supplies, including 8 Annual Catalogs, some order forms, invitation postcards, and more (an additional $50 value). So, there's nothing stopping you from gathering with your friends when your Starter Kit arrives, making a few simple, fun projects--and taking orders. You get at least 20% commission from the orders, and you can also be your own Host, and qualify for Stampin' Rewards!

If you think you'd like to jump in and have a few Stampin' Up! events to earn back the cost of your kit, and/or make some money to fund your own future purchases, or even create a part-time or full-time income, this PDF (pictured below) shows a suggested group of products you might choose, that work well together to create projects! Of course, you get to pick whatever you want in your Kit...this is just a suggestion.

Suggested Starter Kit Choices


Sign up and get your Starter Kit HERE...but make sure you do it no later than 11:50pm MT TONIGHT (6/30/16) to get the additional TWO FREE STAMP SETS!!!

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Clean and Simple Foxy Friend

Just a quickie today (lol)...I saw a design over at CAS(E) this Sketch! and knew I wanted to use my new Foxy Friends stamp set for it. You can see a picture of the sketch just below the picture of my card. Doesn't that little fox look wonderfully chill in the setting sun?? Maybe it's the mushrooms. HAHAHAAA!!!



The Foxy Friends stamp set can also be purchased in a BUNDLE along with the Fox Builder Punch, for a 10% savings. Although I bought the bundle, I didn't use the punch on this card. I just stamped the fox and cut it out, although I did cut away the stamped tail and tuck it under the opposite side of the fox. The color scheme was based on the coordinating A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set for the greeting. For that banner, I cut a strip of card stock to 1-1/2" wide and punched the end with the Triple Banner Punch. Then I sort of eyeballed a curved cut from the tip of the banner to the end of the piece on one side, and used that cut out piece to place on the other side to trace the curve onto the other side to cut out.

Stampin' Supplies: Foxy Friends stamp set, Designer Tin of Cards stamp set, Whisper White card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Pool Party card stock, Calypso Coral ink pad, Basic Gray ink pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Chocolate Chip ink pad (stamped off once for the tree stump), White Perfect Accents (colored with two colors of Sharpies to get something that looks--hopefully--like Pool Party!), and the NEW Seaside embossing folder.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Paper Pumpkin $5 ONE DAY Special (ends 6/10/16 11:50pm MT)


Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! (promo code ONEDAYDEAL)

The $5 promotion is for FIRST-TIME Subscribers--but read all the way through for a special chance I'm offering ALL of my subscribers who take delivery of the JUNE kit! A few super important items of information that everyone needs to know right now are:

1) My understanding is that a first-time subscriber is determined by the email address you enter at sign up. If the email address has never been used to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, or if you have entered the email address but never actually took delivery of a kit, you are considered a first-time subscriber and this promo code should work for you.

2) To qualify to use this promo code, you will need to sign up for a Monthly Subscription and enter the promo code at my site HERE, by the deadline of 11:50pm MT on June 10th 2016. If you are already a subscriber of mine, please remember that if you want to update your payment or delivery information, or for some crazy reason skip this month's kit (lol), the same deadline applies to your account management at that same link.

3) I believe, even if you have not yet taken delivery of your first month's subscription, if you have entered a Prepaid Subscription to use on your Paper Pumpkin account, you will not be able to use the promo code. That's because you can only have one promo code on at a time, and I don't believe you can remove a Prepaid Subscription code once it has been entered. But as I said...I have something special to offer ALL my subscribers who take delivery of the June kit!

4) You can always choose more than one kit per month, by changing the quantity you desire on your account. However, if you have entered a promo code or Prepaid Subscription code, the code works only for the first kit you receive that month. You'll need to purchase additional kits at the regular $19.95 price. Just to be clear, let's say you are a first-time subscriber and you want TWO kits in June--you'd enter the promo code to get the first one at $5, and then you'd need to ensure you have a payment form entered on your account to which the second kit can be billed, and your total would be $24.95 for the two kits in June.

Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! (promo code ONEDAYDEAL)

June Kit Sneak Peek!!! We rarely get to know what's coming, Stampin' Up! just today released this picture of the confetti that's going to come in the kit. Does that mean it will have shaker cards?? I have no idea, but that confetti is ADORBS!


My Special Offer!!! EVERYONE who takes delivery of the June Paper Pumpkin kit through me, whether it's through the promo code, a Prepaid Subscription, first-time or otherwise...gets a FREE GIFT! It's gonna be a surprise, the surprises are not all going to be the same, but I will tell you that ONE person will be randomly chosen to receive a promo code for ONE FREE MONTH OF PAPER PUMPKIN!!!

Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin HERE! (promo code ONEDAYDEAL)

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Colorado Springs, CO
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