Friday, February 16, 2018

February 2018 Paper Pumpkin

 Hi Everyone! My February Paper Pumpkin kit just arrived and it is super pretty and gives me hope that spring flowers are almost here again!
There are 9 full size cards in the kit.  The Stampin' Spot is Garden Green and the stamps are Thank You, Celebrate, and Friend, and have complimentary smaller stamps that go with that read 'so much', 'hello sweet', 'big time', and 'you're awesomeness'.  There are also 3 smaller flower stamps.
Look at those pretty wildflowers! The envelopes have wildflowers printed on the insides as well!

                                                 Check out my video to get a closer look.

Next month Stampin' Up! and Paper Pumpkin are celebrating their 5 year anniversary!  The next kit will contain a FREE Gift to celebrate!  Sign up by March 10th to get in on the next kit.  
And, you can also sign up for a 3 month pre-paid subscription which will get you a FREE Sale-a-Bration item if you sign up by March 31st.  6 months pre-paid will get you 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration  items (or 1 level two item) and a 12 month  pre-paid subscription will get you 4 FREE Sale-a-Bration items or a combination of level 1and level 2 items. 
Contact me today with any questions! 

2nd Release Sale-a-Bration products available today!

Hi Everyone! Today the second wave of Sale-a-Bration products has been released! You can check them out here! 
I just love that new embossing folder! Wow is it pretty.  And the basket stamp is just so perfect for Easter or Mother's Day, or any spring time card really.  Eclectic Expressions is a great background builder, I like the painted look to it. But that paper! so pretty.  The photos don't do it justice really.  The gold, silver, and rose gold foil are gorgeous.  You are going to love them.   The previous Sale-a-Bration products are still available too.  You can choose one level 1 proeduct for every $50 you spend, or one level 2 or two level 1 products for a $100 order, and so on.  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st.  Contact me to order, or click the shop button under my blog header.

More ways to save during Sale-a-bration...
Orders of $250 or more get an addition $25 in Stampin Rewards!  Stampin' Rewards begin with a $150 and you get 10% of your order back in free products of your choice from the catalog, but when your order gets to $250, then you earn that 10% in free products AND and extra $25, for a total of $50 in free products! That is ON TOP of any sale-a-bration products you earned (you know, the free with each $50)!! That is a lot of freebies! It's a great time to stock up on cardstock or get those ink colors you don't have yet or that stamp set you've had your eye on!  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st!  Questions? contact me!

Another GREAT way to save during Sale-a-Bration is to Join!! you get to make up your own starter kit, pay only $99 for $125 worth of catalog products.  Then, choose 2 additional stamps sets, any price, to add to it.  You also get a Paper Pumpkin kit to see how those are, and a bunch of catalogs in case you want to make some extra money by selling too. But you don't have to!! Then you start getting your discount! And you get all those same great deals I mentioned in the paragraph above, but now you get your discount on top of all that. So that $250 you had to spend to get $50 in freebies just became only $200.  YAY!
Questions? Watch my join video under my blog header, contact me or click the join now button!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

You're Inspiring ~ Stamp Camp To Go!

Hi Everyone! Today I have another Stamp Camp To Go!
This time I am focusing on the You're Inspiring stamp set.  This is a great spring time stamp set.  If you live in the mid-west like me, you are looking forward to seeing those springtime flowers poke through the snow.  Daffodils are one of my favorites.
These projects are great for those of you who like to color.  I have options for adding the Watercolor Pencils to the Stamp Camp To Go, which is what I used for my samples.  You could also use markers or Stampin' Blends as well.
To complete the projects, you would need Basic Black ink and adhesives, plus either use your own Watercolor pencils (or other coloring medium) or add them to the kit.

The stamp set has a Happy Easter, which is what I used on my samples, but it also has a Happy Birthday and some other stamps that you can use instead.

There are a few ways that you can purchase the You're Inspiring Card Kit To Go! All prices include tax and shipping.
Option One ~  Stamp set and kit with instructions
                        Clear Mount $ 28
Option Two ~  Stamp set and kit with instructions
                        Wood Mount $ 36
Option Three  ~ Stamp set, Pencils and kit with 
                           instructions Clear Mount $ 44
Option Four   ~  Stamp set, Pencils and kit with 
                           instructions Wood Mount $ 52
Have the stamps already?
Option Five ~ instructions and kit only $ 10
Option Six   ~ emailed PDF of instructions $5
PDF of instructions is free to my team.

Sale-a-Bration is going on now! If you choose Option Four during Sale-a-Bration you will be able to choose a Level One Sale-a-Bration item.   You can see the Sale-a-Bration items by clicking the catalog on the right side of my blog.  You can also choose the other options and them add on some other items to get to a Sale-a-Bration qualifying order of $50 or  more.  Email me ( to purchase the Stamp Camp To Go and you can also add other items to your order.  All Stamp Camp To Go orders are also eligible for my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program.  Download the tracking sheet under my blog header.

Want the BEST DEALS on Stampin' Up! products?  Join my team!  Buy Stampin' Up! products from yourself and get a discount. You start with a 20% discount which can go up from there.  You don't have to sell anything and can quit at any time.  To join just order any $125 worth of products as your starter kit but just pay $99! with FREE SHIPPING! Watch my join video to learn more.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

It's a 'Beautiful Day' with Brusho

Hi Everyone! Today I am playing with Brusho Crystal Colour! This is such a fun product. It gives a different look every time and can be used in many ways.  Today I am using it with the Beautiful Day stamp set.

For this card I used the Sheet Music background stamp first, stamped in Archival ink to withstand the water.  Then I stamped the butterflies.
Next I shook some Brusho onto the butterfly and spritzed with my Stampin' Spritzer. For this sample I then used my Aqua Painter to push the color around to fill in the wings.  On other samples further down I just let the color stay were it landed and left it, for a different look.

Here is a video showing you step by step how to make this card.

Sale-a-Bration is going on now. Spend $50 and you get to choose a FREE Level one product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Spend $100 and choose two Free products from level one or one product from level two.  There are lots of great products to choose from. click the catalog on the right side of my blog to view the catalog.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ombre Sponged background

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing a fun card using the Celebrate You dies and the Amazing You stamp set.  These are both part of the Sale-a-Bration offering. 
I used the dies to create a mask for the background by cutting the words out on a post it note.  Then I used a sponge brayer to go over the words. When you peel away the post it note words you will get their images on your background.  So pretty and soft and fun!

I also used the dies to cut the 'YOU' out of my oval.  Instead of using the cut out part, I used the negative space.   The celebrate stamp is from the Amazing you set, which was created as a companion to the dies.

I made a quick how to video for this card so you can see a step by step, and I added some other tips in the video as well.

 Check out the sponge brayers. If you don't have these, you might want to pick some up.  You get two handles and 4 sponges for just $8.00.

Sale-a-Bration is going on now, get a free Sale-a-Bration product with every $50 you spend. See all the products offered by clicking on the catalog on the right side of my blog.   Contact me with any questions.  And don't forget, I give Frequent Buyer rewards, even when you are also getting Sale-a-Bration deals!

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Beautiful Peacock ~ One month into Sale-a-Bration!

 Hi Everyone! We are now one month into Sale-a-Bration.  Have you checked out all the fun products that you can get?  I think the variety this year is really great. You've got elegant and cutesy and everything in between.
I thought I would highlight one of the selections today and show you "Beautiful Peacock".  I really like this stamp set and the different ways you can use it.  There are lots of nice swirls an pieces that you can use as accents and backgrounds with more than just the peacock image. It will really go nicely into your collection.
I really like the samples that Stampin Up! came up with to show us the versatility. The top card doesn't use the bird image at all, but is really an elegant card with little flowers and embellishments.
The middle card uses a simply bird without all the swirly tail pieces, but is so pretty with the colors chosen.

This next card is gorgeous with the gold embossed tail!  Who wouldn't want to get a gift package like that?

This last card is one I made myself.  I actually hand cut the swirly 'feathers'. A little over the top but it was fun and I like how it turned out.
I paired the peacock with paper from the Eastern Palace suite, perfect for a peacock I think! I used Dapper Denim cardstock and Fresh Fig ribbon to tie it all together.  I hope you like it!

I also added tiny gold flakes to the background to bring in more gold.

To get the 'Beautiful Peacock' stamp set you would need to spend $50 on products from the catalog.
What items have been on your wish list? Sale-a-Bration is a great time to add colors to your ink and paper collections or stock up on envelopes and adhesives.  Did you know that when your order reaches $150.00, you get Stampin' Rewards? Stampin' Up! rewards you with 10% back in free products.   And, during Sale-a-Bration if your order reaches $250, you get an additional $25, so that's $50 in free products.  And all that is on top of my frequent buyer rewards program!

Supplies for my Peacock card:
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