• May 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • May 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from Occasions Catalog
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from 2016-17 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stamp-A-Stack Botanical Blooms Rose Wonder

The second card from the May Stamp-A-Stack, CASE'd from a swap I received when this stamp set first came out, but I don't know who made it. I changed the colors.

Colors: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette

Also uses Pearl Accents, which have been retired and are sold out, but will be back in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog with new sizes!

The Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits are on the Retiring List! Don't miss out if you want them- order today before they're gone!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stamp-A-Stack Balloon Adventures

The May Stamp-A-Stack was on Saturday! The first card we made was a fun birthday card that would be fun to receive for all ages! Instead of using the pop-up balloons inside the card, we put them on the front.

Colors: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

The stamp set, thinlits, and designer series paper are all on the retiring list. They're available until May 31st WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Don't miss out- order them today!

Friday, May 19, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: At Home with You Bundle

Hope you are enjoying these Sneak Peek videos! Today's shows a bundle that will be in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Such a cool idea!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Wood Textures Suite

Another video of another great suite that will be in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! We got to play with these at OnStage in April.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Color Theory Suite

Watch this to see a new suite for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Fun paper and one of my favorite new stamp sets and thinlits!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Happy Birthday Gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlit

When I saw this Happy Birthday Thinlit in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog I knew I had to have it! I love the font (similar to the Stylized Birthday stamp!) and the size- perfect for the main image on a card! It comes in a bundle with a coordinating stamp set called "Happy Birthday Gorgeous". The flowers, leaves, and squiggle are from the set.

Colors: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Adding the Rhinestones was a happy accident. The flower stamps have a little tab on them to help line them up, but I got ink on one and ended up with a stray spot above the right flower. It started as a mistake, but ended up a creative opportunity!

Monday, May 15, 2017

SNEAK PEEK; 2017-2019 In Color Combinations

Stampin' Up! has made this awesome chart of Color Combinations for the new 2017-2019 In Colors! You're going to love these new colors! I wasn't sure about Lemon Lime Twist since it's kind of yellow, but it looks awesome with Basic Black and Basic Gray!

Which is your favorite? Get ready to order them on June 1st!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stampin' Up!'s Statement Of The Heart

My awesome upline Betty gave us all a framed "Statement Of The Heart", which is Stampin' Up!'s mission statement, at our May Stamp Share. Just a reminder of why we do what we do!

I definitely love what I do, love sharing it with others, and hope I'm making a difference in someone's life by sharing my love of stamping!

And here's a Friday Funny in case that was too mushy!

Have a great weekend! And Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Kim's Butterfly Basics Flourish Thinlit Circle

Kim is one of the newest members of our group and she did the second Make & Take for our monthly Stamp Share. She fits right into our group and we're really glad she joined us! 

Colors: Fresh Fig (NEW In Color!) and Whisper White

I love how Kim cut apart the Flourish and made it wrap around the circle!

Also uses Pearl Basic Jewels, which are on the Retiring List and have sold out. But never fear! They are coming back in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog in a new configuration! Instead of 50 each in 2, 3, and 5 mm they'll come in 3 (100), 4 (20), and 5 (20) mm. And no more connected strips. I always ended up cutting those apart any way! I'm excited to have more of the 3 mm size! Not too big and not too small!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Lisa's Colorful Seasons Seasonal Layers Pretty Label Color Theory

Lisa, our Bundle Queen, did the first Make & Take at this month's Stamp Share. If there's a bundle in the catalog, she orders it! She loves the coordinating punches and thinlits/framelits!

Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons

Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Pretty Label Punch, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, Glitter Enamel Dots, Dimensionals

Colors: Berry Burst (NEW In Color!), Whisper White

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Colorful Seasons Seasonal Layer Beach Chair

Last night was our May Stamp Share. This is the card I made for our swap. I used the new Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist (NEW In Color!), Real Red, Whisper White

I used the little dots from Timeless Textures on the "sand".

I had my first card done and it just needed something. The little glass with a bendy straw was perfect, especially stamped in Lemon Lime Twist! The framelit cuts a border around the image and it looked funny with no other white on the card. I trimmed it but ended up losing the straw since it's so tiny. So I stamped it on the card in Soft Sky so it just barely shows up, then used my Soft Sky marker to go over the straw and added the cut out glass on top. I would love to be sitting in that chair on a beach with a glass of lemonade!

Monday, May 8, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: Colorful Seasons Seasonal Layers Thinlits Anniversary Chairs

I love playing with new stuff! Here's my first card using Colorful Seasons and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The Adirondack Chair Thinlit is so cute I had to use it twice for an Anniversary card!

Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White

Now that I'm looking at the picture of the card on my computer, I should have added a Real Red layer of cardstock under the Whisper White so just a thin line would show at the top and bottom. But I would have to take the whole card apart and I used Fast Fuse so that won't happen!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Good Bye Big Shot Plate!

Instead of a project, today I'm sharing a picture of a well-loved Big Shot plate:

I always flip my plates to keep them from only bending one way, but this one was weird. It got to the point that I couldn't flip it anymore- it wouldn't even go through the Big Shot because it was to bowed. Then this happened. Time for a new one! That's why I always keep an extra set on hand.

And here's a Friday Funny:

This has happened here more than I care to admit! :)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Celebration So Very Much Thank You

The last card for the Sale-A-Bration Celebration uses the So Very Much stamp set. Since the 2015-2017 In Colors are retiring, I decided to highlight two of them, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder. Everyone got one or the other.

Colors: Cucumber Crush, Watermelon wonder, Whisper White

I hope everyone who received the Sale-A-Bration Celebration packets likes them and enjoyed putting the cards together! I'm pretty sure I'll be doing this again next year!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Celebration Tasty Trucks Birthday

The second card I made for the Sale-A-Bration Celebration used another favorite stamp set, Tasty Truck. I made a similar card for our Stamp Share swap, but changed it up a little so everyone could color it however they wanted.

Colors: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Also uses Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, which is now sold out.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Celebration Hey, Chick!

I started something new this year for Sale-A-Bration. Everyone who ordered $150 or more during S-A-B would be invited to a special Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April! It didn't have to be in one order- as many orders as it took to get you to $150 worked. You would also get an invite if you ordered the Starter Kit during S-A-B. I had so many people who did this that it was hard to find a date that worked for them all! So rather than having some of them miss it, I decided not to have an actual event and sent everyone some goodies in the mail! They all got 6 x 6 pieces of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper, a S-A-B product, samples of the new In Color card stock, and the supplies to make three cards using S-A-B stamp sets. Here's the first card, using my favorite set Hey, Chick!

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White

Did you notice the background? I used the Hexagons Embossing Folder as a stamp!

I inked up the side of the folder with the Stampin' Up! logo:

Then I put the card stock inside, closed the folder, and rubber my hand over it with a fair amount of pressure:

The Crumb Cake layer is actually the card that opens.

This was CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything!) from several swaps I received.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Order The Eastern Palace Suite Before The New Catalog Starts!

Get your hands on the colorful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite before they’re released in the 2017-2018 annual catalog! 

The flyer is kind of hard to read, so here are the bundles in an easier to read format:

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle – perfect for the beginning crafter! 
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$60.50 
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes (New!)FREE!
Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – perfect for the avid crafter! 
Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set$103.50 
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium EnvelopesFREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!)FREE!

Watch the video to see more about this new suite!