5 Years with Stampin’ Up!

September marks my 5th year anniversary with Stampin' Up! and to celebrate, I received this beauty from downline team member Nicole Bertrand.  Isn't it gorgeous!  I love her use of all the 2011-12 In Colors combined – Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky LImeade and Island Indigo.  The sentiment is from Curly Cute stamp set and the pretty border is punched with the new Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  The flower is a single stamp called Triple Treat Flower.  Stamp three times in three different colors, and use three of Stampin' Up!'s punches to create this layered effect.  You'll want to order the following:

Item No. 122909 Triple Treat Flower $8.95
Item No. 118073 Fancy Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 119880 5-Petal Flower Punch $16.95
Item No. 119869 1/2" Circle Punch $5.95
Item No. 122362 Lace Ribbon Border Punch $19.95
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood $19.95
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear $14.95

Don't Forget!
Last day to order the September Stamp Set of the Month – click HERE!
To order your Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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Phyl’s Phantastic Pheasant!

This stunning card was created by my friend Phyl Lyons.  She's mastered the art of brayering, which is something I haven't taken the time to learn well.  I love the depth of color and shading she's able to get with stamp pads and a brayer.  She used Autumn Days stamp set, a perfect choice for the scene.  A strip of Spice Cake Designer Series Paper looks great with a fall color palette.

Here's a close-up of Phyl's beautiful artwork.  Just gorgeous!

Don't Forget!
To sign up for the next Stamp Shoppe – either to attend or "on the go" – click HERE.
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Congratulations to my Team members – August 2011

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

Debbie Sowards
Nicole Bertrand
and
Pam Kane

You ladies rock!  And here's the special card I made them.

This was a fun and different layout for me.  It didn't photograph so well because the base of the card is Baja Breeze, but the top right piece is Whisper White going all the way to the edges, with the top corner rounded using the 3/16" Corner Punch.  The image comes from Simply Soft, a hostess-exclusive stamp set that I just adore!  This was so much fun coloring in with 4 different Stampin' Write Markers – So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard and Old Olive – with just a touch of White Gel Pen at the base of the flowers to set them off.  The sentiment is from another hostess-exclusive stamp set called Perfect Words – in fact these two fabulous stamp sets share a page in our Idea Book & Catalog!  There's a bit of So Saffron Designer Paper from Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper pack and Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon with an Antique Brad adds some more interest.  The pretty little white border is Whisper White card stock punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  The strip of card stock that it borders is Cherry Cobbler.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122565 Simply Soft wood OR
Item No. 122567 Simply Soft clear
Item No. 122470 Perfect Words wood OR
Item No. 122472 Perfect Words clear
Item No. 119871 3/16" Corner Punch $6.95
Item No.  117273 Antique Brads $5.95
Item No. 124139 Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 124339 Just Add Cake DSP $10.95
Item No. 105021 White Signo Gel Pen $3.95

Don't Forget!
To sign up for the next Stamp Shoppe – either to attend or "on the go" – click HERE.
To order your Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!


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September Stamp Set of the Month

Always Thankful

Accessory of the Month: Neutral Brad Assortment

Order the September “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, and you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF file which contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration for other designs featuring this stamp set.  You'll be able to see its versatility and many uses! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs.

 

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, just order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6!

 

September Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $32.90 + Shipping and Tax

(Includes your order for the “Always Thankful” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Neutral Brad Assortment plus the FREE kit)

 

September Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $26.90 + Shipping and Tax

(Includes your order for the “Always Thankful” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Neutral Brad Assortment plus the FREE kit)

 

Additional Quantities of the September Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

 

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

 

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Soft Suede Classic Ink, Very Vanilla Craft Ink, Blender Pens, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Stampin’ Sponge, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Very Vanilla Envelopes, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Bone Folder.

 

Contact me to order today! (Sale won't be reflected with an online order, so contact me directly.)


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More swaps from some talented gals

I'd like to share with you a couple more swaps I received from my team members at our July Stamp Fest.

First up is a fun swap from Laura S. showcasing the 2011-13 In Colors.  I love this simple but effective card using the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trims Die to do most of the work!  The image is from Happiest Birthday Wishes, a hostess-exclusive stamp set, and it's markered direct to rubber using the In Color Stampin' Write Markers.

Sad to say, I don't know who to give credit to for this beauty.  I love the color combo here – Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Basic Black make such a statement!  There's lots of fun elements – designer paper, textured embossing folder, punches and a wonderful image from Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  Sentiment is from Thank You Kindly.

This final one is the creative work of Sheila E.  She's used one of my favorite stamp sets, Simply Soft – a hostess-exclusive set – for the two-step stamping.  Tiny Pearls are in the centers of the flowers to dress them up, and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch adds the perfect accent.  Oh, so pretty!

Don't Forget!
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Such a pretty thank you!

Truly one of the things I love the most about my Stampin' Up! business is the relationships I've made through a mutual love for stamping.  I've met countless women whom I would never have had the chance to get to know if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!  Imagine my delight when I opened this card to find my brand new team member Nicole Bertrand had made this gorgeous card just for me!  She was thanking me for helping her with her very first workshop.  Not only is it drop-dead gorgeous, but it's not often I'm on the receiving end of a handmade card!  So ladies, never underestimate how happy it makes someone!

Nicole combined 3 different stamp sets – Creative Elements, Petite Pairs and Four Frames – to make her beauty.  And I don't think she knew it, but she chose my two most favorite colors – Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  Two punches gave a lot of added interest – Scallop Trim Border Punch and Decorative Label Punch – and 3 Rhinestones were the perfect final touch of bling! 

Thanks so much, Nicole.  You made my day!


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Cute little Halloween owl

I just LOVE this darling little owl; he's part of a terrific hostess-exclusive stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog called Warmest of Wishes.  Four of the 5 images in this great set line up with Stampin' Up! punches to make them so quick and easy to use!  Color scheme is Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Basic Black.  This card measures 3"x6" and is 1/4 of a 12"x12" piece of card stock.  The owl is stamped once in Calypso Coral and punched out with the Owl Builder Punch and again in Basic Black and Lucky Limeade with those parts cut out with Paper Snips.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen stamp set, and I used Stampin' Write Markers direct to rubber.  I used some gorgeous Ruffled Ribbon fastened with a Designer Printed Brad, both in Calypso Coral, for some pop, and the Tasteful Trim Die and Big Shot quickly cut out the scallops.  Wisteria Wonder Designer Paper is from Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper pack.

 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122670 Warmest of Wishes wood $13 Hostess Dollars OR
Item No. 122672 Warmest of Wishes clear $10 Hostess Dollars
Item No. 122650 Delightful Dozen wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122652 Delightful Dozen clear $24.95
Item No. 122976 Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95
Item No. 118074 Owl Builder Punch $16.95
Item no. 122940 2011-13 In Color Designer Printed Brads $7.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95
Item No. 122350 Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper $10.95

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One more Convention card!

I have one final card to show you from my Convention Make & Takes – this one was the toughest to have it turn out just right, but I finally figured out to line the sentiment up with the blocks on my grid paper and to use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, and voila – perfectly lined up words from It's Your Day stamp set!  Raining Flowers stamp set creates the pretty posies; the right one is popped up on Dimensionals as are all three centers.  I loved this interesting ribbon treatment.  We used a piece of Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon then centered some Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon on top.  Ribbons are held on with a staple at either end.  Color scheme is Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron and Island Indigo.  So pretty!

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 123682 It's Your Day $8.95
Item No. 122765 Raining Flowers wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122767 Raining Flowers clear $28.95
Item No. 119256 Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 122974 Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon $9.95

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Cards from Stampin’ Up! Convention

Here's a couple of cards that were also part of our Convention Make & Take session.  This first card measures 3"x6" and has a More Mustard card stock base.  We were given Best Friends Forever stamp set and used some of the fabric left over from our Stampin' Card Keeper called Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric.  "Just Because" comes from It's Your Day stamp set and the Lace Ribbon Border Punch punched in Lucky Limeade card stock peeks out just a bit from the bottom of the image and is backed by Island Indigo card stock.  A Cherry Cobbler flower button from the Regals Designer Buttons with Linen Thread through the center makes a perfect accent.

This little card shows off lots of products – the Lace Ribbon Border Punch punches out Lucky Limeade card stock with Linen Thread tied through.  The sentiment comes from a small little set that coordinates with our Simply Sent Great Day kit; it's called It's Your Day and contains "just because" and "it's your day" in a super cute font.  A Basic Pearl decorates the base of the pretty flower from Raining Flowers stamp set.  Card base is Island Indigo.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED:
Item No. 122805 Best Friends Forever wood $23.95 OR
Item No. 122807 Best Friends Forever clear $17.95
Item No. 123682 It's Your Day $8.95
Item No. 122765 Raining Flowers wood $32.95 OR
Item No. 122767 Raining Flowers clear $28.95
Item No. 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95
Item No. 122362 Lace Ribbon Border Punch $19.95
Item No. 119744 Regals Designer Buttons (72) $8.95
Item No. 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls (150) $4.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50

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Cards, Scrapbooking, Treats, Decor Blocks…Last Call!

It's Last Call for so many things!  You won't want to miss out!  And don't forget, all opportunities are offered "On the Go" for my long-distance customers or local customers who can't attend.

  • TODAY is the LAST day of the Labor Day Stocking Sale – have your orders to me by 9PM Sept. 7th.
  • TODAY is the LAST day to sign up for the September Stamp Shoppe – choose cards, scrapbooking or Specialty Shoppe featuring Halloweeen and Thanksgiving treats.
  • MONDAY – 5 days left to register for the September Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Session.
  • MONDAY – 5 days left to register for the Decor Block Buddies Class.

Stocking Sale
Today is the Last Day to take advantage of either a 20% or 30% savings with the Labor Day Stocking Sale! You won't want to miss this great deal on some BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! products – View photos and more details HERE!

 

September Card Shoppe!

Stamp Shoppe is open THIS weekend (Friday, September 9th, and Saturday, September 10th). Today is the last day to sign up to attend the September Card Shoppe! Come and make 6 cards for $15 or FREE with a $20 order.

 

Here's a look at month's projects!

 SeptCardShoppe

Click HERE for more details!    

 

September Scrapbook Shoppe!

Stamp Shoppe is open THIS weekend (Friday, September 9th, and Saturday, September 10th). Today is the last day to sign up to attend the September Scrapbook Shoppe! Come and make 3 12"x12" scrapbook pages for $20 or FREE with a $25 order.

Here's a look at month's pages!

SeptScrapbookShoppe

Click HERE for more details.  

 

September Specialty Shoppe!

Stamp Shoppe is open THIS weekend (Friday, September 9th, and Saturday, September 10th). Today is the last day to sign up to attend the September Specialty Shoppe – a special class option that only comes around once every 3 months!

Choose whether you create for Halloween, Thanksgiving or both!

The cost is just $6 per holiday, or FREE with a $12 order. Add candy for $1.50 per holiday.

Here's a look these darling projects!
SeptSpecialtyShoppe

 Click HERE for more details.  

 

September Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack!

Our first Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack took place in August and it was a HUGE hit! If you missed it, no worries.  Join us in September for ALL NEW card designs!

This Stamp-A-Stack is a class option during Creative Tuesday on September 27th. The registration and pre-pay deadline is coming up soon on Monday, September 12th — just 5 days away!

The cost is just $25 and includes a full pack of Rhinestone Jewels and 12 envelopes.

Here's a look at the cards for September – you'll make 2 of each for a total of 12.

SeptCmasSAS

Click HERE for more details.  

 

Decor Block Buddies Class!

This is an additional class option for this month's Creative Tuesday on September 27th. The registration and pre-pay deadline is coming up soon on Monday the 12th — just 5 days away!

The cost is just $25 and includes the Decor Blocks and a full tube of Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive.

You won't want to miss making these darling Decor Block projects:

Block Buddies

Click HERE for more details.  

 

      RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT ONE OF THESE WONDERFUL UPCOMING CLASSES!

I'D LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE!  AND REMEMBER, THERE ARE LONG-DISTANCE, "ON THE GO" OPTIONS!


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