Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Everyday Occasions Kit - Perfect for Gift-Giving!

I got to see a sneak-peek of this new item at Convention last July.  But it didn't become available until today!!!   I really love it and I hope you do, too!

Stampin' Up! introduces the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit! Designed for the new cardmaker, this kit provides a simple, fun experience at a great price.  However, it's a great kit for both beginning and experienced stampers.  The kit also makes the perfect gift for someone creative in your life (friend, daughter, niece, mother, etc.)

The kit contains everything necessary (except: adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in. 
    • Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set
    • Clear Stamp Block
    • Pre-printed Cardstock for 20 cards (various sizes)
    • 20 Envelopes
    • Buttons & Clips
    • Bakers Twine
    • 86 die cut & patterned Tags & Shapes
    • 18 die cut Silver Glimmer Paper Tags & Shapes
    • 6 pre-cut mats
    • 2 Ink Spots
    • Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
    • All packaged in a cute giftable storage box
    Print Everyday Occasions Flyer PDF.  (You'll be able to see photos of all the finished cards.)

    There is no need to go to the store every time you need a card. This kit can be tucked in right next to your cookbooks at home, in a cubby or drawer at work, etc.  The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for many different occasions right at your fingertips.  Best of all, they'll be handmade! (Adhesive is required.)
    Let me share why I love this kit:

    1. Easy
    2. Great for new card makers as well as experienced ones – EVERYONE
    3. Includes 7 piece stamp set, block, ink spot, dimensionals, bakers twine, all pre-cut materials and
    4. Quality cardstock and tags
    5. Love Island Indigo and Basic Gray ink colors (those are the ones included)
    6. Visual tips and tricks brochure
    7. A great price point
    8. Many possibilities beyond cards
    9. These kits make great gifts!  I already have a few people in mind for this kit.  (Purchase 5 kits and
        you will qualify for hostess benefits!!!)
    10. Two of my favorite products are part of this kit - the Silver Glimmer Paper and cute clips.

    Here's a display board photo from Convention with all the completed cards:

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    Guest Designers and an Inspirational Song

    While I was in the middle of creating cards for my last blog post, both Dide and Clarice wanted to join me.  It's much less painful for me to have them join the fun than try to keep them away.  So here's what they created:

    Dide chose to use Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron

    Clarice went for the monochromatic look.  She asked me to write, "I love fall" and she copied it - along with her famous "Girl With Pig Tails" in the corner.  I sure miss her while she's at school!
    I heard a song on the radio this morning that I wanted to share with you called Words.  Sometimes I'm the recipient of negative words, sometimes I'm the speaker.  Kids at school can be mean to one another.  People can say mean and negative things at work.  People can be mean in the Walmart check-out line. ... In your day-to-day activities, think about what a difference it makes when we speak uplifting words to someone.


    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, September 8, 2013

    RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Magnificent Maple

    Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month some of our most talented stampers are featuring the stamp set called Magnificent Maple.  This is a single stamp featured on page 18 of the Holiday Catalog. Oh, the magnificent possibilities one can dream of using this stamp!
    Item 131868 $9.95

    For this blog hop I created several versions of the same style card using different card stock color combinations.  For all of the cards I used Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks. I also added Cajun Craze to a few of them.  Once completed, the cards needed something "extra," so I added some Crumb Cake splotches from Gorgeous Grunge.  Here they are in no particular order:

    I purposefully did not add sentiments to these cards.  It's always good to have all-purpose cards around that are ready to be personalized.

    Any questions about these projects, please send me an email.  ...Next up on the tour is Tamra Davis.   Click on the image below or go to her blog following this link:
    Here's a list of all blog tour participants in case you want to check back:

    Nancy Amato
    Melissa Bolinger
    Jackie Bottomley
    You are HERE!
    Tamra Davis
    Connie Diebler
    Crystal Kondo
    Deb Lehigh
    Anne Matasci
    Robin Merriman
    Audra Monk
    Maria Pane
    Andi Potler
    Michele Reynolds
    Vicki Soni
    Jeannette Swain
    Janet Wakeland

    Happy Stamping!

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013

    Butterfly Bundle Special Offer

    Who doesn’t love butterflies? No one, that’s who. Butterfly shapes are great on projects for any occasion. So make sure to get in on our current offer: bundle and save 15 percent on this butterfly stamp set and punch between August 29-September 30, 2013!

    Bundle Item Page in Catalog Description Retail Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
    135311 90
    Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
    Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
    Bitty Butterfly Punch
    $30.90 $26.27 $4.63
    135312 90
    Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
    Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
    Bitty Butterfly Punch
    $34.90 $29.67 $5.23

    Now is a good time to start thinking about Christmas and holiday gifts.  If you already own this stamp set or punch (or both!), you could buy the bundle to give away the extra.  Everybody loves butterflies and it's not too early to start stocking up for the holidays.

    Happy Stamping!

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    New Photopolymer Stamp Set - Another Thank You

    Use this exclusive photopolymer stamp set for any occasion that calls for a thank you.
    Another Thank You Item 133454
    Note: We recommend clear block sizes A, B, C, D, and F (not included in the set).
    Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

    Here's a list of previously release photopolymer stamps:
    July: Settin' Sail
    June: Wanderlust
    May: Show and Tell Sets 1 & 2
    April: Bombs Away Birthday
    March:  Designer Type

    I'll be sharing my very first photopolymer creation very soon, so stay tuned!

    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, September 2, 2013

    25th Anniversary - Best of Autumn

    Happy 25th anniversary to Stampin' Up!  Every month during 2013, Stampin' Up! is releasing some all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. For September, celebrate the change of seasons with some of our favorite autumn-themed stamp images from the past 25 years! The five-piece Best of Autumn Stamp Set brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Give Thanks” stamp that makes this the perfect set for your autumn projects!
    Best of Autumn - Item 134390
    While Stampin' Up! is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

    As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up! is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

    Happy Stamping!

    Sunday, September 1, 2013

    New Product Alert: Envelope Punch Board

    I got to see this fantastic product for the first time at Convention and have waited anxiously to announce its arrival to the masses.  Drum roll please  ..... The Envelope Punch Board!!!

    Use this creativity-boosting tool to create anything from itty bitty to long and skinny envelopes!
    • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes
    • It's super easy to use;  all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.
    • It's small and lightweight; it's super portable and easy to store.
    • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
    • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
    • The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!  - only $19.95 (plus shipping and tax)
    Here's a video to show you how to use it:

    Happy Stamping!

    Festive Flurry Video

    Hey!  Since the kids are back to school (Clarice is in kindergarten!), I'll hopefully be making more time to blog.  Here's a video from Stampin' Up! that showcases the new Festive Flurry Bundle.  (You may have click on the title of my blog post to view this fun video.)

    Currently, I'm working on some fall cards this week for an upcoming class that will be held on September 11th at 1 pm and again on September 12th at 10 am.   We're making two Halloween and three fall cards.  The cost is $15 or free with a minimum order. Space is limited, so contact me asap to reserve your spot!

    Happy Stamping!