Congratulations to My Team Members – June

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of June! They are:

Pam Kane
Ruth Petrovich
Lanette Swarthout

Great job, ladies!

Here's the card I designed especially for them:


Oh, you are so going to LOVE working with Marina Mist – a fabulous new blue in the Subtles Collection!  Paired here with Certainly Celery, it is so elegant!  I began my card with a base of Marina Mist card stock.  The next layer is a piece of Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I rubbed on Certainly Celery Classic Ink then spritzed on some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.  The Presto paper is white and glossy, and the designs are revealed when you add color to the paper.  This way, you can have any color you want!  Use Smooch Spritz, Aqua Painters, Brayers, Sponge Daubers or Stamp Pads to create a fabulous color scheme of your choice!  A piece of Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon is wrapped around that layer and tied in a bow before being adhered to the card base.  Next comes the main image – a beautiful hydrangea image from a brand new stamp set called Because I Care.  It's a Level 1 Hostess stamp set in the new 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog, so you'll want to be sure to host a workshop totaling at least $150 or place your order of the same amount as soon as possible!  I added a piece of Marina Mist card stock that had been punched along the bottom using the Eyelet Border Punch.  The "for you" sentiment is from Great Friends stamp set.  The main image is adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

I'm having fun doing a little decorating inside my cards.  Give it a try — it really adds the personal touch!

Item No. 120118 Because I Care – Level 1 Hostess – earn yours free!
Item No. 113792 Great Friends $17.95
Item No. 117175 Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper $11.95
Item No. 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 118771 Silver Foil Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 109070 Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon $6.95

Don't Forget!

  • To check out all of the great deals on retired stamp sets and accessories.  Click HERE for the list or go to "For Sale" in the navigation bar.

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Artistic Birthday

It's so much fun to have brand new colors and stamp sets to work with!  Here's a card I made for a very special friend and customer, Phyl Lyons, to celebrate her birthday.  Hope your day was filled with fun, friends, family and fond memories, Phyl!

Everything on this card is brand-spankin' new!  I received my Stampin' Up! order at 3:00PM and by 4:30PM had made two cards with all my loot!  This one features Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight — all brand new Core Colors for 2010-11!  The designer paper is from a beautiful pack called Greenhouse Gala.  This is the perfectly designed package of paper — one side of the paper features a bold floral or stripe, the other side a soft muted tone-on-tone paper.  You'll have so many options with this great set of papers!  I stamped the Eiffel Tower image from Artistic Impressions stamp set — this versatile set is sure to be a favorite this year.  The sentiment is from Watercolor Trio stamp set, featured in the Summer Mini Catalog.  The paper gets some aging by crumpling it up then spritzing on Early Espresso using a Stampin' Write Marker along with the Color Spritzer Tool, as well as some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.  And notice our pretty new ribbons?  We'll be carrying a new 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon which comes in 13 different colors!

I'm enjoying adding a little something to the envelope and the inside of my cards.  Simply carry over some aspects of the card front for that extra "wow"!  (I had written a personal message to Phyl before I remembered to take a picture, so I covered it up temporarily.)

Available on July 1st:
Item No. 118517 Artistic Etchings wood mount $18.95 OR
Item No. 120573 Artistic Etchings clear mount $14.94
Item No. 117167 Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 119680 Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker $3.50
Item No. 119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 119959 Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 119257 Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Available now:
Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 118771 Silver Foil Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 107066 Color Spritzer Tool $12.95

Don't Forget!

  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.  Special ends June 30th!

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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Our Journey

This card begins with Kraft (soon to be Crumb Cake!) card stock; the card measures 5-1/4"x5-1/4".  I cut squares in Real Red and Bermuda Bay card stocks that measure 2-1/4" and placed them in each of the four corners.  The three images are all from Sentimental Journey stamp set stamped in Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink then punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and adhered with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from In A Word and is stamped directly to the white card stock in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink then again on scrap white card stock in Real Red Classic Ink.  The "our" is punched out with a 3/4" Circle Punch and adhered over top of the Chocolate Chip letters using a Dimensional.  Three Gold Brads and some 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon add some more accent.  Once finished with the card, it looked like it needed a "little something"!  So I grabbed my Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and gave it a couple of squirts.  Just the right touch!  Wouldn't this make a beautiful anniversary card?


Item No. 118513 Sentimental Journey wood mount $23.95 OR
Item No. 120075 Sentimental Journey clear mount $17.95
Item No. 117143 In  A Word wood mount $12.95 OR
Item No. 120057 In A Word clear mount $9.95
Item No. 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item No. 109051 Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 104337 Gold Brads $6.95
Item no. 107217 3/4" Circle Punch $10.95
Item No. 112004 1-3/4" Circle Punch $15.95

Don't Forget!

–To sign up for the Cards for Him card class!  Click HERE for details.
–To sign up for the June Scrapbooking class!  Click HERE for details. 
–To purchase all of the retiring color products you need!  Click HERE to order.
–To take advantage of this month's scrapbooking special!  Click HERE for details.

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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Posted on : May 28 2010
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New Summer Mini Products

You're going to LOVE the new Summer Mini Catalog products!  As a demonstrator, I'm able to pre-order merchandise from this fantastic publication in order to get ready for my May workshops.  Here's a card I created using many new items.


I began with a base of River Rock card stock!  Yes, I said RIVER ROCK!  With the new color renovation (HERE), we are bringing back this terrific neutral color that was an In Color a couple of years ago.  You'll be able to purchase the card stock, ink, reinker and marker on July 1st.  I stamped the background with Sanded background stamp and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.  Next came a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, then Baja Breeze card stock run through the Big Shot using the Stampin' Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates.  Yes, BAJA BREEZE is making a comeback as well!  This was such a popular In Color and it's returning on July 1st also!

To add more interest, I used a new product called Smooch Spritz in the color "Log Cabin" to put some shimmer in the background.  It doesn't photograph as shimmer, but this is a pearlized accent spray that will add a dash of color to any project.  They come in a ready-to-use spray applicator and are great for cards, scrapbook pages, chipboard and more.

I'm highlighting a brand new stamp set called Sentimental Journey.  Purchase this great new stamp set in either wood mount or clear mount and stamp for all different occasions — this would be great for masculine cards and wonderful for scrapbooking your favorite trip.  The suitcase was stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink.  I added some Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  A Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad with a So Saffron card stock circle behind ties well with the circles created around the suitcase image.

All Summer Mini Catalog items are available on May 1st, either through contacting me at or by direct online ordering at my Online Store at  I'll be posting the Summer Mini Catalog in my right-hand side bar on May 1st, so be sure to look through it online.  If you'd like a "hard copy" of the Catalog, please contact me, and I'll see that you get one.

Item No. 118513 Sentimental Journey wood mount $23.95 OR
Item no. 120075 Sentimental Journey clear mount $17.95
Item No. 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item no. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brad $6.95
Item No. 114512 Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates $11.95
Item No. 109130 Clear Embossing Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 109294 Sanded Background Stamp $17.95

Don't Forget!

To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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