Thursday, August 28, 2014

FREE Good Greetings Stamp set for Workshop Hostesses!!!

Good Greetings Host Exclusive Stamp Set Available Through Oct 31

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Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your order/party total reaches of  $325.00-that’s in addition to the regular host benefits!  That’s right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting benefits you get when your order reaches $325.00 from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31!  This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.
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The Fine Print:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, workshop, or online).
  • Hosts may use their regular host dollars on any current catalog merchandise.
  • Orders larger than the qualifying amount are not eligible for additional sets.
  • Qualifying order = $325.00 before tax and shipping; one set per order.
  • Qualifying host has the choice of wood or clear mount stamp set.
  • Order dates: August 28 – October 31
  • Deadlines for orders:  Friday, October 31, 201411:50 PM (MST)
This is an awesome stamp set!  Let me know if you have any questions about how you can get it.

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom....Adding Texture and Sparkle....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekly Deals.....

Blossom Punch
Price$22.95 $17.21
Chocolate Chip 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$12.50 $9.38
Circles Collection Framelits Die
Price$32.95 $24.71
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price$7.95 $5.96
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$12.50 $9.38
Playful Polka Dots Kit --Digital Download
Price$10.95 $6.57
Vintage Faceted Buttons
Price$7.95 $5.96

Embedded Embossing Technique....

Due to the crappy weather this weekend....I was home and inside all weekend.  

It gave me LOTS of time to do things in my craft room, like preparing for September classes- all done!-woohoo!, making thank you cards for September- all done!  woo hoo!, and cleaning and rearranging some stuff. 

Well, once again I have found a stack of cards that I never posted....some of the stuff in these cards is now retired....but the ideas are I am going to be posting a card a day for the next couple of weeks.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Let's Talk Black Ink....

I received a question from one of my blog readers, regarding black ink.  She was confused about which ink to use where. 

So today my hope is to shed some light on the subject of "black ink pads" 

Basically Stampin' Up! sells three black inks, all of which are totally different! Each one has it's own specific purpose.  Here is the info: 

1.  Memento Black Ink- This is my all time favorite and my "go to" black ink. I use it for everyday stamping.  This is a dye ink that is water based.  This means that it will run if you use water based mediums.  Memento is fade resistant.  It will not run when used with alcohol based products like Blendabilities markers! 

2.  Stazon Black Ink-This is a solvent based ink and it is not water soluble.  This is a great ink for stamping on metal and other non- porous surfaces such as transparencies and photos.  This is a fast drying permanent ink that does just what the name says- it stays on!  Use this for water coloring....just make sure the ink is completely dry before you begin water coloring....I like to hit my stamped image with a heat tool to make sure.  Never use this ink with your Blendabilities. 

3.  Stampin Up! Black Ink Pad- This is a dye based ink.  It is water based and will run with water based mediums.  Currently there are  issues with the ink formulation.  I do not use this ink at this time and do not recommend it.  Use Memento Black ink in its place. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mixed Bunch....

This is the final card we made in August Card Class.  

It features the Mixed Bunch stamp set found on page 151 Item#125537 $26.95
It features six great floral images that you can layer together or use alone.  The bonus is that the images coordinate with Stampin' Up! Punches!!! 

The greeting is from Bravo stamp set found on page 133 Item#135380 $31.95.  This is a photopolymer set with 13 WONDERFUL greetings! 

The technique in this card was heat embossing with black embossing powder on white cardstock.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

World of Dreams....

Here is a bright and cheery card we made in August Card Class.  

It features the World of Dreams stamp set found on page 127 Item #134186 $24.95.

This is a very versatile stamp set with 4 silhouette images and two greetings!  

The techniques on this card are sponging and heat embossing. 

Colors used were: 

Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Bay
Tempting Turquoise
Rich Razzleberry
Melon Mambo

I still have space left in September Card Class...reserve your seat today and join the girls learning new techniques and making four great cards! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This Weeks Deals and MORE!

Elegant Butterfly Punch
Price$21.95 $16.46
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Price$11.95 $8.96
Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price$9.95 $7.46
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Price$3.25 $2.44
Squares Collection Framelits Die
Price$32.95 $24.71
Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Price$10.95 $6.57
Twine Baker's Early Espresso
Price$3.95 $2.96
Vanilla Coaster Board
Price$6.95 $5.21

Don't only have two more weeks for the Big Shot Promotion:

 Buy a Big Shot and choose a FREE Bundle 
Get 15% off the bundle if you already own a Big Shot.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Too Kind...

This card features "Two Step Stamping" Technique.  This was a very quick and fun card to make, and features the stamp set Too Kind found on page 149 Item #130450 $17.95

This image is great for so many different occasions! 

The colors used in this card are:  

Wild Wasabi
Soft Sky
Island Indigo
Whisper White

Why not join us for card class in September and learn a new technique or two?  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Work of Art...and Punch Art...

This is a really cool card that we made in August Card Class.  It features the oh so fabulous stamp set called Work of Art found on page 165 Item#134114 $26.95.

The brush and palette were made using Stampin' Up Punches.  

Don't you just LOVE the new in colors featured on this card!  From top to bottom the colors are: 

Tangelo Twist
Mossy Meadow
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Blackberry Bliss

These colors come in cardstock, ink pads, markers as well as some WONDERFUL ribbon! 

Check out all the great products here:

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Trailer Pics of new deck......and pics of grand at the beach!

 So last year we purchased a new trailer and I blogged about that posted pictures of the trailer here.  This year we completed the deck area and these are the pictures: 

Our version of the red carpet- hahhahahha- no just keeps the driveway stones from tracking up on the deck and into the trailer.  

 My critters and flowers:

 The "dining" zone:

 Our new barbecue:

 Our new stairs- much better than the huge ones we had last year....Mike modified them and made a railing.

 The reading / chatting zone part one (shady area):

The reading/chatting zone part 2 (sunny area)

The sleeping zone (sorry forgot to put the cushions out):

 The screen gazebo/game zone:

 Firepit area:

Close up of firepit table....

 What's this?  My handsome hubby showing off his new abs?  - No, actually I think he was just moving his hand when I snapped the picture - funny can see behind his right shoulder where we stacked all the firewood we just got delivered....all cut to a 1 foot length perfect for the fire table! 

And here are my gorgeous grandkids out to enjoy a day at the beach and a barbecue for supper:

 Dixie getting her belly rubbed: 

 Beautiful Brielle.....check out those eyes: 

 Richard slept overnight and we played at the park, went swimming several times and had a bonfire and roasted marshmallows.  He found out that  the little boy at the trailer next door, is a distant cousin! 

 Here are the boys at the firepit table: