Tuesday Tidbits

BLENDABILITIES UPDATE:  Recently Stampin’ Up! has noticed quality issues with the Blendabilities product line. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin’ Up! is certain would meet their high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.  We know how disappointing this is, but I’m proud of a company who will pull a product that is not meeting their expectations.

 

SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES:  There are just 3 weeks left of this fantastic sale, so get in on it now!  Due to the Blendabilities not being able to be taken as a free Sale-A-Bration gift, Stampin’ Up! is estimating that we may run out of non-stamp set items more quickly than projected.  For this reason, all non-stamp set items are available only while supplies last.  If you’re planning to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration sale this month, don’t delay in getting your order in!

My most favorite new product in a while happens to be one of the new Sale-A-Bration gifts announced this month.  It’s the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.  Here are a couple of cards made with this pretty paper.

sheer perfection vellum card

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum

 

NEW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET:  Just released – Just Kidding stamp set!  Here are the stamps contained in this set:

Just Kidding

And click here to view the entire flyer:  Just Kidding flyer

 

WEEKLY DEALS:

weekly deals

 

 STAMP WITH ME CLASS – ATTEND OR BY MAIL:
March Stamping ClassThere are three ways to take advantage of the March Class:

1.  Attend class on Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge,  located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.   Tomorrow is the last day to register if you’re attending this session.

2. Attend class on Wednesday, March 18th, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse, 199 Hidden Valley Rd., Rochester NY 14624.

3.  Get your card packets in the mail from me with my “By Mail” program – check it out HERE.

Class is $15 including coordinating envelopes, or your cards are free with a minimum $25 order, whether you attend or get your card kits “By Mail”!

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code NPTJGVNP to receive your cards and envelopes completely FREE!  Click HERE to read more!

 

 


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Indescribable Gift

Indescribable Gift

Easter is early this year – April 5th – so I’ll be gearing up to show you lots of Easter projects during March.  For my first card of the season, I’ve used Indescribable Gift, a beautiful stamp set in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  You’ll receive this beautiful flower image plus 3 great sentiments.

  • My color scheme for this card is Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red, with just a touch of So Saffron for the flower centers and Crumb Cake for the tree branch.
  • I’ve always loved coloring images with my Aqua Painter and stamp pads.  And while our Blendabilities are on hold right now, I’m back to one of my favorite ways to color!  I used Naturals White cardstock; this paper takes the water from the Aqua Painter much better than the smooth Whisper White cardstock.
  • Remember to stamp with StazOn when using water!
  • The pretty Pink Pirouette polka dot paper (say THAT 3 times fast!) comes from the Subtles Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set has got to be one of my favorite stamps of all times!  It adds just a little something to fill in around the edges.
  • The sentiment is punched out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  I added a piece of Rose Red Lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit behind it and popped the circle up with Dimensionals.

Indescribable Gift closeup

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Samples for my Stamp With Me Cards are up and ready for you to see HERE.  Begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 2JB2TN6N when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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March Stamp With Me – attend or “by mail”

March Stamp With Me Class will show off the March-only Sale-A-Bration free gifts, as well as more from the Occasions Catalog.

I’d like you to be able to participate in whatever way that works best for you!

1.  Attend class on Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, at the Finger Lakes Gifts & Lounge,  located at 60 Seneca Street in Geneva, NY.

2. Attend class on Wednesday, March 18th, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Hidden Valley Clubhouse, 199 Hidden Valley Rd., Rochester NY 14624.

3.  Get your card packets in the mail from me with my “By Mail” program – check it out HERE.

Here’s a sneak peek:

March Stamping Class
It was incredibly hard to design cards this month, because there is so much going on, and I wanted to show you all of it!
  1. Our Happy Hoppy Easter card uses the For Peeps Sake stamp set along with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper, a free Sale-A-Bration product!
  2. Next is our For All You Do card.  You can also choose a “Happy Easter” sentiment for this card.  It uses three brand new Sale-A-Bration items – For Being You stamp set, Nature’s Perfection stamp set and Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.  We’ll be using markers to color in the vellum for a stained glass effect!
  3. And finally, you’ll be treated to a sample of the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions with our shaker card.  Sentiments will vary between “happy birthday,” “hello” and “thank you”.  Purchase three prepaid subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin and choose a free Sale-A-Bration gift this month only.

Class is $15 including coordinating envelopes, or your cards are free with a minimum $25 order, whether you attend or get your card kits “By Mail”!

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code 2JB2TN6N.

to receive your cards and envelopes completely FREE!  And if you’re not able to attend, I will mail your card kits to you free of charge!

If you’re attending class, I’ll provide all of the supplies you’ll need to create your cards except for Stampin’ Up! SNAIL Adhesive and Dimensionals, which you’ll need to bring with you.  If you don’t have these adhesives, please let me know.  I’ll bring them with me to class.

Please register by the following dates for the option you’d like:

before Wednesday, March 11th for the Geneva location

before Monday, March 16th for the Rochester location and

before March 17th for your “By Mail” kit

Simply email me at krisshuels@gmail.com to let me know that you’re attending one of the two classes or that you want your class “By Mail”.


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Best Day Ever – 2015 Sale-A-Bration

Best Day Ever

There are so many terrific Stampin’ Up! special products that you can take free.  But remember, this is the final month for Sale-A-Bration, the biggest sales event of the year!  Be sure to stock up on all of your basic consumables this month – things like adhesive, cardstock and envelopes – to earn free products.

Today I’m featuring the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Best Day Ever.  And good news – you can choose wood mount, clear mount or photopolymer!  Here are all of the images you’ll receive with this great little set –

best day ever stamp set

  • I wanted to try a rainbow effect with my color scheme, but was tired of the traditional bright colors.  Just for fun, I tried combining 2 Subtles colors (Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral) with 3 Regals colors (Rose Red, Crushed Curry and Island Indigo) for a bit of a different look.
  • I stamped each color of flower, turning the petals so that the striped one ended up in a different place each time.
  • Do you sometimes need more Black Candy Dots than all the rest of the neutrals color pack?  I definitely go through them more quickly!  For this card, I used the Very Vanilla Candy Dots (which I don’t seem to use very often) and colored them black with a sharpie.  It worked great!
  • Don’t forget to pop the main image up on Dimensionals!

Best Day Ever closeup

 

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with every purchase you make through me!   Card samples are not ready yet, but begin earning free March card kits immediately by using hostess code 2JB2TN6N when checking out.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES!

With each $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products from now until March 31st, you’ll get to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And just for March, Stampin’ Up! has added FOUR new products that you can choose free with your purchase!
SAB Bonus Items
WEEKLY DEALS
This week is all about the packaging!  These would be perfect as we move into the Easter gift-giving season.  Deals are good until March 9th.
weekly deals
Click HERE to begin your Weekly Deal order!
BLENDABILITIES UNAVAILABLE
Stampin’ Up! is experiencing quality issues with the Blendabilities markers. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers. At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.  I know it is disappointing, but we will wait to hear from Stampin’ Up! as to what the problem is and when it might be rectified.  I will share more information as it comes in.
FREE MARCH CARD KITS
You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with your purchases through me.   Please use hostess code 2JB2TN6N when checking out your online order to receive card kits completely FREE.  I’ll have card samples up soon!  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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Lotus Blossom Sympathy

Lotus Blossom Sympathy

The Lotus Blossom stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Sale-A-Bration Brochure has been one of the most popular stamp sets ever!  People are falling in love with three-step stamping and it’s so easy to create such a stunning result.  And it can be yours completely free during the month of March with an order of at least $50 in Stampin’ Up! product.

Unfortunately I needed yet another sympathy card this week when a good customer’s brother passed away unexpectedly.  I usually have these cards on hand, but I wanted something super special for her, and she loves the Lotus stamp set.

  • I’m finding that rather than stamping the lotus blossom from dark to light, I’m stamping from light to dark.  It seems easier to me to line up the petals.  For my 3 colors for this card, I began with off stamping Rich Razzleberry (ink up your stamp, stamp on a scrap piece of paper then onto your cardstock).  Step 2 was using Rich Razzleberry full strength, and Step 3 I used Blackberry Bliss ink.
  • I used Pear Pizzazz cardstock as my card base and as the base for my main image.  The Mossy Meadow Ribbon coordinated nicely, and I used Mossy Meadow Ink to stamp the sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.
  • Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack contains this pretty Blackberry Bliss print.
  • Be sure to use Dimensionals to add depth to your card.  I popped up the main image and also the sentiment with this handy adhesive.
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set created the splatters in the background.  This is definitely the most used stamp set on my shelf!

 

Lotus Blossom Sympathy closeup

Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with your purchases through me.   Please use 2JB2TN6N when checking out to receive March Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  I’ll have card samples up soon!  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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FOUR new Sale-A-Bration Products Added

SAB free gifts

That’s right!  Stampin’ Up! has added FOUR new products to the free gifts that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration!  Starting Sunday, March 1st, you can choose one of these new gift for every $50 for that you order. (Other Sale-A-Bration gifts are also still available.) Sale-a-bration ends March 31.

SAB Bonus Items

Click here to view the full flyer:  March Sale-A-Bration Additional Gifts

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Stampin’ Up! is experiencing quality issues with the Blendabilities markers. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers. At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.  I know it is disappointing, but we will wait to hear from Stampin’ Up! as to what the problem is and when it might be rectified.  I will share more information as it comes in.


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2015 Sale-A-Bration Simply Wonderful

Simply Wonderful SAB

Today is the FINAL day to receive the February Card Shoppe cards!  Be sure to make your purchases using hostess code 2M9PZMM3 by the end of the day to receive free card kits this month.  What’s my free card kit program?  Read more about it HERE.

Can you count FOUR different 2015 Sale-A-Bration free products on this card?  This has to be the best selection of free gifts from Stampin’ Up! ever!  So here are the four:

  1. Simply Wonderful Stamp Set – it coordinates with the XL Oval Punch!  Use any of the great sentiments in this stamp set and make a stack of cards.
  2. Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper – both prints!
  3. Best Year Ever Accessory PackCrushed Curry Ribbon is used, and there’s also Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana ribbon, and buttons in all three colors!
  4. Calypso Coral Assortment Blendabilities – I used the darkest one to color the Pearls.

And, of course, I’ve been in a “lining the envelope” mood lately!  With free designer paper, why not, right?  Grab your Envelope Liner Framelits priced at $26.95, and you’re over half way to a free Sale-A-Bration gift!  And if you don’t own the Big Shot yet, now’s the time – you’ll earn 2 Sale-A-Bration free gifts when you purchase your Big Shot in March!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

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A Mother’s Love

Mother's Love Sympathy

A very dear friend lost her mom last week.  I know all too well how painful it is to say goodbye to one of the most important people in your life, and so I wanted to make a very special card for her.  While the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog stamp set called Mother’s Love is meant to use to celebrate Mother’s Day in May, I thought it was perfect for a sympathy card.

  • My card began with wanting that beautiful font and saying to really stand out.  I stamped it in Rich Razzleberry ink and then cut it out with an Oval Framelit and Big Shot.
  • Next was fitting in the stamped flower – I stamped it with Memento Black Ink and colored it in with Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities.
  • The Wild Wasabi Cotton Twine from the Painted Blooms collection worked really well for my card.
  • The Stacked With Love Designer Paper isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.  I had several sheets left over and just used the black and white side to add a touch of print to the card and to line my envelope using the Envelope Liner Framelit and Big Shot.

Mother's Love Sympathy inside

  • Adding a little something to the inside really gives your card a finished look.  It also creates an easier space to write a message when using dark cardstock.

Mother's Love Sympathy closeup

Sometimes simple is better, especially with a sympathy card.  I hope my friend knows how much my thoughts are with her during this really difficult time.

Don’t Forget!

LAST CHANCE FOR FEBRUARY CARD SHOPPE CARDS!  I’m finishing up the card kits for February and you have just today and tomorrow to get your order in for yours.  Please use 2M9PZMM3 when checking out to receive February Card Shoppe card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great online class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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WEEKLY DEALS
 weekly deals
JUST 3 DAYS LEFT – CARD SHOPPE “BY MAIL” CARD KITS
February Card Shoppe 2015

Hostess/Ordering Code for February:  2M9PZMM3

You have until Friday, February 27th, to receive FREE February Card Shoppe packets!  To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code 2M9PZMM3 into your Shopping Cart.  Details about my free card kit program can be found HERE.

 

SALE-A-BRATION CONTINUES!
With each $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products from now until March 31st, you’ll get to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  This week’s featured product is the You Brighten My Day stamp set.  Take a look at these fantastic projects using this free stamp set!  Order No. 139103 for wood mount stamp set; Order No. 139106 for clear mount stamp set.
You Brighten My Day 1
You Brighten My Day 2

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