Friday, July 1, 2022

Sale-a-Bration & Mini Catalogs are Here!

Hello All!  Have you seen the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs yet? I always look forward to Sale-a-Bration, because who doesn't love FREE stuff?! 

I am particularly drawn to coordinating products, and I love that the Ringed in Nature bundle coordinates with FREE Sale-a-bration paper, Rings of Love.  And did you see there are dies in the Sale-a-Bration catalog you can earn that coordinates with the Mini Catalog Trees for Sale set?  So fun!


A summary of extras only during Sale-a-Bration through August 31 include:
  • SHOP: FREE Sale-a-Bration item(s) with each $50 or $100 purchase.
  • GATHER YOUR FRIENDS: FREE exclusive Perfect Pomegranate host stamp set with a workshop of $300 or more.
  • JOIN OUR TEAM: Choose $125 of product for the great Starter Kit price of $99, plus an exclusive Making Plans Collection planner and stamp set for FREE.

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

Hippest Hippos
Hippest Hippos
Hippo Dies
Hippo Dies
Rings of Love DSP
Rings of Love DSP
Pool Party/Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes
Pool Party/Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes
Stylish Sketches
Stylish Sketches
Silver & Gold DSP
Silver & Gold DSP
Amazing Phrasing
Amazing Phrasing
Tree Lot Dies
Tree Lot Dies
Wonderful World Bundle
Wonderful World Bundle
Perfect Pomegranate (Hostess)
Perfect Pomegranate (Hostess)
Making Plans Collection Planner & Stamp Set
Making Plans Collection Planner & Stamp Set


Click below to browse or download the Sale-a-Bration and Jul-Dec Mini Catalogs. 



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Sunday, June 26, 2022

SSC286 Splendid Thoughts

Hi All!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  Playing with the Splendid Thoughts bundle again, I created this downline swap for last weekend's Creativity Now event.

The trinket is attached with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Here is this week's sketch by Claire.  Hope you'll consider playing along with us.

Stamps: Splendid Thoughts; Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Splendid Day DSP; Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Versamark; Accessories: Brushed Metallic Dots, Open Leaf Trinkets, Linen Thread, Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding, White Embossing Powder, Splendid Stems Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

These products will be available on July 1, when the new Jul-Dec Mini Catalog goes live.  **Don't forget this is the last days of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, and there are discounts on many retiring items!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Splendid Appreciation

Having the Splendid Thoughts bundle on my desk, coming out in the Jun-Dec Mini Catalog on July 1, I thought I would use it to create a customer appreciation card.

I stuck with the color combination in the Splendid Day patterned paper pack, used ideas from online, and utilized the plentiful die-cuts in the bundle.  Combining die-cuts and the patterned paper is a quick and easy way to fill the space and get a card done!

Stamps: Splendid Thoughts; Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Splendid Day DSP; Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding, White Embossing Powder, Stapler, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Splendid Stems Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Creativity Now

Last weekend we had our online Creativity Now event, presented for demonstrators by Stampin' Up!  It was just a fun time to create together.  We were able to purchase the Splendid Thoughts bundle ahead of time in order to play along at home.  Here are the cards we made at the event.

This is a bag tag.

I love this sample!

This sample highlights the beautiful foil designs in the patterned paper pack.

And finally I went out on my own to create this card, inspired by a card from Lorri Heiling.

Do you want to join demonstrator-only events like this? Let's talk about joining my team!


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Monday, June 20, 2022

The Stamp Review Crew: Rays of Light

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 of the month.  This week we are playing with a new background stamp, Rays of Light.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Betty Traciak.   

Background stamp sets often complement a chosen featured set, in my case, Peekaboo Farm.  Living on a farm, animals often wait impatiently for breakfast and are always happy to greet you.

This card is colored to mimic my husband's horse Rags.  I didn't have a current sunshiny sentiment, so I had to reach back for a Paper Pumpkin set.  I'm often happy to have those sentiments around in a pinch!

My card also uses several items retiring at the end of the month: Horizons Dies & New Horizons DSP, as well as Pebbles Enamels Shapes.

Stamps: Peekaboo Farm, Rays of Light, Oceanfront, Paper Pumpkin Feb 2016 Hello Sunshine; Paper: So Saffron, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, New Horizons DSP; Ink; So Saffron, Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Iridescent Rhinestones Jewels, Pebbles Enamel Shapes, Horizons Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

Hop on over to Mike Funke's blog to see what amazing creations he has put together with this week's set.

 

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

SSC285 Butterflies & Flowers Masks

Hello again, Everyone!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  For my card, I pulled out the Butterflies & Flowers layering decorative masks from the Jan - Jun mini catalog (which runs through June 30).  These masks are on the "Last Chance" list for 30% off.

I love layering masks, and I hope Stampin' Up! comes out with more of them.  I recommend using post-it notes to block off any openings in the mask you don't want ink.  They tend to collect stray marks very easily.

Here are this week's challenge colors, which remind me of the new 2022-24 In Colors.  I hope you'll give them a try!

Stamps: Special Moments; Paper: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White, You're a Peach DSP; Ink: Parakeet Party, Old Olive, Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding, Butterflies & Flowers Masks, Blending Brushes, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Sunday, May 29, 2022

SSC284 On Point

Howdy Y'all!  It's time for another Sunday Stamps challenge.  Today I'm combining old and current, using Cactus Cuties from the Jan - Jun Mini Catalog, along with patterned paper from previous kit Flowering Cactus

I can't tell you how many cactus-themed sets I have.  With such wonderful past vacations in Arizona, they all remind me of good times.  I can't resist.  Does that happen to you as well?

Here is this week's sketch; hope you'll join us!
Stamps: Cactus Cuties; Paper: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Pale Papaya, Crushed Curry, Just Jade, Versamark; Accessories: Flowering Cactus Product Medley, White Embossing Powder, Cactus Builder Punch, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

The Mini Catalog runs through June 30, and this stamp set and coordinating punch are retiring (don't forgot to grab them if you love them like me!).


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