Sunday, January 14, 2018

SSC170 Rainbow Connection

Hi All!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  For today's card, I pulled out a new bundle from the Occasions catalog, Sunshine & Rainbows.

Stampin' Up! Sunshine & Rainbows
How fun is it to build up a little rainbow?!  Here's some lyrical inspiration... The Rainbow Connection.

Here is this week's sketch by Lisa.  Can you see the sketch in my card?

Hope you'll stop by and play with us!

Stamps: Sunshine & Rainbows; Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Perfectly Plum, Whisper White, Vellum; Ink: Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Jewels, Rainbow Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stamparatus Tips & Tricks

Did you get a chance to preorder the new Stamparatus?  I hope so!  Customer shipments are to begin on or around February 1.

As part of the L2L (level-to-level) group of demonstrators, I was able to order mine early in order to review it and work out any bugs.  I made a quick video below of the best benefits and features that came to mind the first time I used it (as compared to other stamp presses on the market).  Have a look.

Disclaimer: Super quick made with a selfie stick and my really dirty grid papers.  Yep, that's really how I roll.  I hate to waste anything.  :)

I do have to mention unfortunately the window for Stamparatus preordering is now closed. It will be available in the next annual catalog, so keep a look out for that if you missed the preorder.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration are Here!

Launching today, and available through May 31, is the Occasions Catalog. And... it's also the most wonderful time of the (Stampin' Up!) year... Sale-a-Bration is here!!!

To start the party off, I'll share a combination of Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products, playing well together to create a fun project!

Stampin' Up! Bubble Over
I used the Bubble & Fizz patterned paper, available to earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration - fun!  Here's that pack's color combination.

And check out this sparkly Shimmer Ribbon Pack, also FREE with a $50 order.

I'm all about the coordinating product!  This card also used Freshly Made Sketches #317.  What do you think about the subtle bubbles created with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen?

Stamps: Bubble Over; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Bubbles & Fizz DSP; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Gray; Accessories Shimmer Ribbon Pack, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Stapler, 3/4" Circle Punch, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.


(Click on photos to view PDFs)

There are several ways to join in the Sale-a-Bration festivities -

For each $50 you spend in Stampin' Up products (and they have the BEST products!), you earn a FREE item out of the SAB brochure.  There are seven exclusive stamp sets, patterned papers, ribbon, card kits, and a Memories & More card pack to choose from.  Bonus: There are a couple of larger items, including a die set, that you can earn with a $100 purchase.  There is something for everyone. 

This is the best time to host a workshop, for both your guests as well as extra SAB incentives for you, so be sure to book your workshop today! Earn an extra $25 in hostess dollars when you host a party of $250 or more.  That's $50 in FREE product with a $250 party.  Gather your friends for some girls night in!

But that's not all! Sale-a-bration is a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator. For $99 (including free shipping), choose $125 worth of product of your choice for your Starter Kit... PLUS during SAB two additional FREE stamp sets. The Starter Kit is a great value. 

Here's a quick reference table with all the FREE Sale-a-Bration items at a glance.

Heartfelt Blooms
Heartfelt Blooms
Mixed Medallions Card Kit
Mixed Medallions  Card Kit
Beautiful Peacock
Beautiful Peacock
Lots of Lavender
Lots of Lavender
Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Sweet Soiree Card Pack
Sweet Soiree Card Pack
Epic Celebrations
Epic Celebrations
Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Bubbles & Fizz DSP
Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes
Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes
Party Pandas
Party Pandas
Amazing You
Amazing You
Celebrate You Thinlits
Celebrate You Thinlits
Happy Wishes
Happy Wishes

Sale-a-bration runs through March 31, so you'll want to start shopping, hosting, and joining right away!

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Dec 2017 PP: Flora and Flutter

Hello Paper Pumpkin fans!  It's downright cold in the Northeast!  I need to bring a little spring-like feel into the house.  Using a couple cards from December's Flora and Flutter kit, I created a votive candle holder for my flameless candle.  Berry Burst gives a lovely pop of color.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin December 2017 Flora and Flutter
Paper: Vellum; Ink: Berry Burst, Basic Black Archival; Accessories: Flora and Flutter December Paper Pumpkin Kit, 1/2" Berry Burst Ribbon, Aquapainter, Stapler.

Want to join in on something fun?  Put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge before January 31 and you will be entered into a random drawing to win Paper Pumpkin's March kit, AND the winners of the drawing will get the kit before anyone else! Follow THIS LINK for full information, terms, and conditions.

Alternative ideas and projects is a great way to get more use out of your Stampin' Up product.  As part of the exclusive Paper Pumpkin Gurus group of demonstrators, my Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive 11-13 FREE private tutorials & exclusive project ideas each month.  Each tutorial includes photos, step-by-step instructions, all measurements, and full supply lists.  Here's a sneak peek at this month's alternative projects. 

And a quick look at how this month's kit was originally designed.

Want in on the additional kit ideas every month?  You can subscribe with me to receive the additional benefits of the Paper Pumpkin Club, as well as get all these wonderful ideas every month.  *Important: Sign up by the 10th to start your subscription this month. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve is a great time to play along with a card challenge or two.  I've been working on some old ones from Splitcoaststampers.  Maybe you want to join too?  This one is HCE09, add a tag to your card.

Along with older holiday challenges, I've used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #318 and some paper and ribbon sitting on my desk.

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas
Stamps: Party Pandas, Weather Together; Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Foil Frenzy DSP; Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black; Accessories: Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Aquapainter, Dimensionals.

While I'm at it, I'll add the "man-stamping card". Hubs rolled his fat bike over the background of this card. He was suppose to stamp the whole thing, but that was the extent of his contribution.

Stampin' Up! Pedal Pusher
Stamps: Pedal Pusher, Thank You Kindly; Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Foil Frenzy DSP; Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Black; Accessories: Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Aquapainter, Dimensionals.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

SSC169 Warm Up Your Winter!

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps challenge.  Have you been enjoying your holidays?  Time to break out some New Year's and winter cards!!

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons
I love the Colorful Seasons bundle, as it hits all four seasons.  And I think I've managed to use it for all four as well.  Such a great starter set!

Here's this week's color combination. Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice. I hope you'll join us!

Stamps: Colorful Seasons; Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Ink: Regal Rose, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sky, Night of Navy; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds, Brayer, Watercolor Brush, Sponge, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot.

Stampin' Up has discounted some retiring and surplus inventory items, through January 2, and the Holiday Catalog Retiring List is also available.  Don't miss out on your favorites before they retire!!

Retiring Holiday Items
Discounted Items

These items are also listed in downloadable PDF & Excel files.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Christmas Quilt

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week's hop focuses on the Holiday Catalog bundle, Christmas Quilt, which is set to retire January 2 (hint, hint).  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Ann Schach's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

This week's Sunday Stamps challenge sketch worked out perfectly for my first card.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt
You can never get enough stitching on a quilt card, I would say.  I put together die-cut blocks from Stitched Shapes framelits for the background.

Here is this week's sketch by Teresa.

Stamps: Christmas Quilt, Thoughtful Banners; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas DSP; Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Glitter Enamel Dots, White Baker's Twine, Quilt Builder Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot.

These past months, I kept looking at the Christmas Quilt bundle and resisting.  I made a bargain with myself that I was allowed to buy it if I used it on my stamp club and downline cards.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt
The Quilt Builder Framelits create the most perfectly cute notecards!  I put together some clearance rack ribbon samplers to go along with the notecards as Christmas gifts for my group.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Quilt
Stamps: Christmas Quilt; Paper: Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, Garden Green, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Very Vanilla Baker's Twine, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Quilt Builder Framelits, Big Shot.

Hop on over to the fabulous Kelly Kent's blog to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.