Tuesday Tidbits

WEEKLY DEALS:

Weekly Deals


HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES:

HolidayCatalogpicI’m excited to be offering you shares for the soon-to-be-released 2014 Holiday Catalog!  I’ll post sign-up information for you on August 21st right here on my blog.  I’ll be able to accept payments that day and will be ordering your products on the first day to order – August 28th.  I’ll have several different options for you to choose:  1) Ribbon Share, 2) Accessory Share, 3) Designer Series Paper share in 6″x6″, 4) Designer Series Paper share in 12″x6″ OR choose the “I want it all” bundle of shares that includes either sized designer paper and receive four FREE Watercolor Simply Created Christmas Cards!

 

AUGUST STAMP SHOPPE:

August Shoppe Track A AdAugust Shoppe Track B AdThursday is the last day to register for the August Stamp Shoppe.  Come to class or choose to create your cards at home with my “By Mail” program.  Details and photos can be found HERE.

 

AUGUST CARDS & COFFEE:

Square Ads-018Register for this fun class and receive cards and coordinating envelopes.  Class is held in Geneva, NY, or in the comfort of your own home with my “By Mail” program.  Details and photos can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

BUY A BIG SHOT GET A BUNDLE:

Big ShotThrough August 31, get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle FREE when you purchase a Big Shot. Or, if you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on these select bundles.  Click HERE to read all about this BIG promotion!

 

 

 

 

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

 


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August Stamp Shoppe – to attend or “By Mail”

STAMP SHOPPE
Friday, August 8th, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm Open Hours
1000 Winton Rd N., Rochester NY

OR

“By Mail” at home any time!

I have a great lineup for you for August’s Stamp Shoppe, including a couple of SNEAK PEEK products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog, due out to my customers by September 1st!  AND for those of you who live locally, we’ve decided to continue our ANNUAL GARAGE SALE at The Stamp Shoppe!  This was an exceptionally high volume month for our retired items, so we’re offering them again this month – and with an additional 10% discount on ALL merchandise!  You may attend the garage sale without attending Stamp Shoppe, but I know you’ll want to do both!


Here are Track A cards for August:
August Shoppe Track A Ad
And here are Track B cards for August:
August Shoppe Track B Ad

There are two different track options for cards – Track A and Track B.  Each track features 4 different card designs.  Choose one track, two tracks, or even two of one track if you really like one particular set of cards!

  1. Make 4 cards with one track (your choice of A or B) for $12 or FREE with a minimum order of $22.
  2. Make 8 cards with two tracks (either track A & B or two of one track) for $20 or FREE with a minimum order of $35.
Use hostess code TZUYZQP2 when placing your order in my Online Store to receive your free card kits, or email me to pay for your class or have me place your order for you!

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Fun with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Masks

Dots & Stripes decorative masks card collection

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE GIFT – READ ON!

Hubby was away all day today, and I needed a break from packing to move, so I decided to play with the new Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks by Stampin’ Up!  If you haven’t noticed them yet, they’re on page 205 in the 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  There are two sets – Hearts & Stars and the ones I chose to use, Dots & Stripes.

There are several ways to apply ink to the Masks.  For my cards today, I chose to fill several Stampin’ Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and Ink Refills.  It takes quite a few drops of reinker – just add more if your color isn’t as vibrant as you’d like.  Then simply use your spritzers to add color to your cardstock.

I took pictures of the steps along the way so that I could explain how I achieved the variegated colors.

First, I laid down a piece of Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  Next came a piece of 5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock.  Then using my grid paper to line everything up, I laid on my Decorative Mask.  You’ll see I have my Stampin’ Spritzers already filled and ready.  I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Night of Navy on my first card then Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo on the other three.

Mask 1

I started by spritzing on Daffodil Delight over the first two rows of the Decorative Mask.  Give a firm push all the way down and keep the spritzer moving from left to right.

Mask 2

Next I spritzed on Old Olive, trying to get a bit on the second row of the Daffodil Delight and also covering a row or two of the remaining dots.

Mask 3

The last spritzing, I used the Night of Navy spritzer to spray a bit into the Olive and the final row of dots.

 

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 5

Pick it up carefully after you’ve done all your spritzing so the ink on the mask doesn’t run off onto your cardstock.

And here’s the finished product!  I loved the background so much that I simply added a sentiment and no embellishments.  The skinny black border helped the colors pop out.  “Hello There” sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes blue

Next I tried Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo with a sentiment from Geometrical.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 4

Then I got the idea to spritz at a diagonal!  Oh, this is so much fun and addicting!  Here I used a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 3

And finally, rather than washing off my mask, I set a piece of Whisper White cardstock on top of the mask to soak up the excess ink and got the reverse design.  I think this is actually my favorite!  Sentiment is from Lots of Thanks stamp set.

Decorative Mask dots and stripes 2

To clean off the mask, I just ran it under warm water and blotted it dry with an old towel.  I can’t wait to use all of the other masks now!  So fun, quick and easy – and WOW!

Leave me a comment and let me know which card you like best!  If there are at least 5 comments, I’ll randomly choose one to win a FREE Dots & Stripes Decorative Mask set!  Customers only, please – no demonstrators!  The winner will be chosen on Thursday, August 7th, and posted on my website, so check back to see if you’ve won!


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August 1st – Big Shot promotion and new Blendabilities available!

Big Shot

If you don’t already have a Big Shot, you’ll definitely want to purchase yours this month! Now through August 31, choose one of five FREE exclusive Stampin’ Up! stamp set and Framelits bundles when you buy your Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  You can receive up to $60 in free merchandise!

Here’s what you can choose:

Bundle

Item Number

Stamp Set

Framelits

Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM

138923

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$33.75

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM

138920

Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles

$31.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle WM

138924

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$42.25

Decorative Goodies Bundle CM

138921

Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection

$35.95

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM

138925

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$43.25

Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM

138922

Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk

$37.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle WM

138911

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$54.25

Flowery Daydream Bundle CM

138910

Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection

$45.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM

138644

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$50.75

Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM

138200

Bright & Beautiful

Star

$43.95

Already have a Big Shot?  You’ll still receive a 15% discount on the bundles above when ordering them separately.

Watch this super fun video from Stampin’ Up! to see why you need a Big Shot!

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Click HERE to see pictures of all of the Big Shot and Framelits bundles and to order yours!

 

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AND that’s not all the excitement today!  August 1st also marks the date when you can now purchase ALL of the Blendabilities products in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog!

If you missed my post before, here’s a very informative video on our Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities markers:

Here are the colors that have not yet been available but are now available beginning today!

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Click HERE to see all of the choices in the Blendabilities line and to order yours!


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Snapshot and Flashback

 

Snapshot and Flashback

I love going to the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share event (formerly known as Convention) for so many reasons.  And one of the reasons is all of the loot I come home with!  Here’s a picture of me packing to come home and all that I had to figure out how to put in my suitcase!

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Isn’t that crazy?!  So many wonderful Stampin’ Up! products completely free!  And tucked in there somewhere is the single stamp called Snapshot – the cute camera that is great for both card making and scrapbooking.  I’ve paired it with Flashback Designer Series Paper, as well as the sentiment from Hip Notes stamp set.

Here’s another project I created using Flashback DSP - you’ll want to pick up some today (July 31st) before the DSP sale is over!

I used my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Stamp Pad to color in the camera.

Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon and a Real Red Candy Dot are all the accessories you need for this quick and easy card.

Snapshot and Flashback closeup

You might have noticed how glossy and 3-D the center of the camera lens is.  That’s because I used a big ole blob of Crystal Effects in the center to give it dimension and shine.  It took a while to dry, but I think this easy addition packs a wow.

DSP sale

Today is the final day to take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale.  Pick up some Flashback designer paper as well as some of our other great selections.  Click HERE to view them all!


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DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIAL: 
dsps

This fantastic sale is almost over – you have only until Thursday, July 31st, to buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free!  Be sure to grab your favorite designer series papers before the end of the month. When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!

PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify.


WEEKLY DEALS:

weekly deals


50% OFF YOUR FIRST TWO MONTHS OF MY PAPER PUMPKIN KITS:
Now through September 10, 2014.  Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Order your Paper Pumpkin today!  
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STAMPIN’ UP! BLENDABILITIES MARKER UPDATE:
You’ve been waiting patiently, but finally, the wait is over!  On August 1st, the full Blendabilities product line will be available!  Coloring has never been so much fun!

blendabilities

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
Beauty of the Season Stamp Set is now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 Holiday Catalog!

Beauty of the Season

 

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


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All that glitters IS gold

Fabulous Four and Star Framelit with washi tape

I just love all of the gold that Stampin’ Up! has added over this past year!  And like all Stampin’ Up! products, there’s also the beautiful coordination factor that’s a big wow!  I also created another card using our gold products – you can find it here.

I began this card with the idea of using Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape and the Stars Framelits and Big Shot to create a focal point image.  I used one of the Stars Framelits and traced around it on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Then I filled in the space with the Washi Tape, set the Star Framelit back over the pen lines and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  Here’s a look at what I’m describing:

Star with washi tape

Next I wanted to create a frame around the star using the Gold Foil Sheets.  I used two of the Stars Framelits – the same one with which I cut out the Washi Tape star and also the size below it.  I placed the smaller one inside the larger one, laid them on the Gold Foil Sheet and ran it through the Big Shot.  Here’s a photo of the set up:

Star Framelit with Big Shot

And here’s the card closeup:

Fabulous Four with washi tape white

I added Gold Baker’s Twine and one of the sentiment from Fabulous Four stamp set stamped with an Encore Gold  stamp pad.  I really wanted the star to stick out off of the card, but that posed a problem for putting it in an envelope.  But no fear – with the Envelope Punch Board, you’re able to create any size envelope you choose!  So I made my envelope 6″ x 4-3/4″ and it slipped right in.

But why stop there?  If I’m creating a custom envelope, I might as well dress it up a bit, right?  So I made an additional envelope base then cut across the bottom and sides to create a liner.

measuring envelope for liner

Then I placed my rows of Washi Tape all along the part of the envelope that would fit down inside the outer envelope.  Once on, I trimmed down the Washi Tape and also trimmed the liner so it would slide down inside the envelope base.

 

lining envelope with washi tape

I think this special card will be for my husband’s uncle who is turning 80 next weekend.  He and his wife are also celebrating 60 years of marriage!  Gold will be perfect!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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

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A Tie-Dyed Thank You

Tie dyed thank you

I owe this card idea to fellow demonstrator Missy Shipman who had the idea of taking the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and doing some tie dying with it.  This is so fun and can be done in any colors you choose.  For my card, I picked Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise and Rich Razzleberry – all from the Brights Collection colors.

Start out by creating your own stamp pad.  I used an old-style stamp set case, but you can use anything that won’t soak through the bottom like a styrofoam meat tray or plate.  Lay a baby wipe on the bottom of the surface, then squeeze 5-6 drops of Ink Refills onto the baby wipe.  As you are adding colors, try to fill in so that there aren’t any white spots in between the ink refill dots.  It’ll look something like this:

make your own ink pad

Then just dip your stamp into the ink without moving it around.  Stamp down on the “ink pad” you’ve created, then stamp onto your cardstock.  Clean your stamp before placing it back into the “ink pad” or the colors will become muddy.

I added a thank you greeting from Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set and I’m done!  Easy but very fun and effective!

Tie dyed thank you closeup

My card is 4″x4″, so I used my Envelope Punch Board to create the perfect-sized envelope for my card.  I wanted to create a matching inner flap, so I used a long post-it note at the fold line to keep the stamping just on the flap.

Tie dyed envelope

This would be a great card to make duplicates of.  They go so quickly and are such a wow!

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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

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Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share 2014

Choose Happiness swap

This past week has been a whirlwind, what with moving and attending the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share (formerly known as Convention)!  As always, this Stampin’ Up! event was a blast!  At Awards Night, it was announced that I had earned a place in the Top 100 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in the US!  Needless to say, I was blown away!  Thank you to my wonderful customers and team of From the Heart Stampers for making it possible!

Here’s the swap I took with me.  I was only able to get 75 of them made, but I always have so much fun swapping that I just couldn’t go empty handed.  I’ll be posting some of my favorites of the swaps I received soon!

  • I took the color scheme for this card from the Flashback Designer Series Paper, even though I didn’t use any.  Colors are Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Very VanillaHere’s a card set I made using several different prints from Flashback.
  • Choose Happiness stamp set is a fun collage-type set full of possibilities!  It also goes well with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in the background.
  • Real Red cardstock creates the little accent to the left, and there is Pool Party 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon on top.
  • Pearls decorate the center of the flower.  I kept the Dimensionals to just the Crushed Curry cardstock circle sentiment since I was transporting them from New York to Salt Lake City.

Choose Happiness swap closeup

 

Don’t Forget!

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Here’s the hostess code for my August classes – please use TZUYZQP2 when checking out to receive August Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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

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Tuesday Tidbits about Stampin’ Up!

WEEKLY DEALS – JULY 22-28

weekly deals

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!   Beauty of the Season Stamp Set is now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog!

Beauty of the Season

 

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SPECIAL: 
dsps

Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free: Be sure to grab your favorite designer series papers before the end of the month!  When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!  Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: 
Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify.

 

 

 

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


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