Sunday, November 26, 2017

26.11.2017...A Challenge...

It's time.....challenge time! 

How about a tic tac toe challenge? 

That will be fun...choose any three in a row and use them in your project.....eek can't wait to see what you come up with...

Oh....and as an added twist....it must be a Christmas card!   Whewee this is going to be interesting.....put your creative cap on and show me what you create!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

25.11.17...Weekly Recap...



Just two more Christmas Card classes left....have you reserved your seat? 

Thursday Nov 30 @6:30- 10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order
Monday Dec 4 @ 6:30-10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order

Friday, November 24, 2017

24.11.17...Penguin Fun....


I was playing around with a retired (oh no!) stamp set and came up with this whimsical and fun card.  

Gotta love fun little penguins! 

Just two more Christmas Card classes left....have you reserved your seat?

Thursday Nov 30 @6:30- 10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order
Monday Dec 4 @ 6:30-10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order

Thursday, November 23, 2017

23.11.17...Tis the Season ....to be Jolly....


Gold foil on Whisper White card stock = Glimmery Gorgeous Santa.....made easy using the Detailed Santa Thinlet die found on page 216 of the annual catalog.  

How fun is this card.....I made some in foil and some in glimmer paper and all are GORGEOUS!  

Just two more Christmas Card classes left....have you reserved your seat?

Thursday Nov 30 @6:30- 10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order
Monday Dec 4 @ 6:30-10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22.11.07...Let It Snow...Let It Snow...Let It Snow.....


I cannot say enough good things about the Merry Little Labels bundle found on page 12 of the Holiday catalog.  LOVE IT!

It is such a versatile set for so many occasions and makes amazingly quick and easy cards in a snap!

Just two more Christmas Card classes left....have you reserved your seat?

Thursday Nov 30 @6:30- 10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order
Monday Dec 4 @ 6:30-10 cards- flat fee of $35 or FREE with a $75 order

Friday, November 17, 2017

17.11.2017...Color Lift Stencil Technique....


We made this card in my November Techniques Card Class.  The girls learned how to do the Color Lift Stencil Technique to create a unique background. 

Why not join the girls for a Technique class and learn new techniques too!  My next class is December 7 @ 6:30.....contact me to reserve your seat!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

16.11.2017....Heat Embossed Floral Statements....


Here are a couple of cards we made in my last Technique class. 

We heat embossed the image in black embossing powder and then used the new Blendabilities Alcohol markers to color the images.  These markers can make anyone an artist!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

15.11.2017...Random Acts of Kindness card...


I received this GORGEOUS coppery glittery card in the mail all the way from Gainesville, Florida. 

Fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Mary Munson made this card for me and sent it as a Random Act of Kindness. 

Thank you Mary for the GORGEOUS card!

She used the copper ribbon, copper foil paper, and the dragonfly dies.  LOVE IT!

THREE THINGS....

Good Grief Charlie Brown!  There is A LOT of Stampin' Up! promotions going on.....whew....it is almost too much to keep up with...and to top it all off all of these promotions are time sensitive....so here is what is happening:

1. Monday they announced the preorder for the new stamping tool called the Stamparatus.  Remember pre-rder this on Thursday Nov 16th....see all the details and video here: 


​2. Tuesday they announced the 24 hour stamp sale that runs Monday Nov 20th only...see all the details for that here:
Stampin' Up!  just announced a new promotion called On Line Extravaganza that runs Nov 20-26.

  They have only let us know the first part of this sale which is a 24 hour stamp sale that runs Nov 20 only. 

Here is what is available - savings of 20% off the regular prices.  

If you want something let me know BEFORE 10 pm on November 19....my order will be going in EARLY so that we get what we order with no back orders. 

I will email you more information on what the other parts of this sale is as I get it. Click on the picture below or open the attachment for optimal viewing. 


​3.  Now today, Wednesday, they have announced the second part of that sale....here is that info: 


​Click on the pictures to make them larger...I have also attached pdf.
 Contact me before 10 pm on November 19 if you wish to order anything.
 Thanks!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

14.11.2017...Playing With Other Products....

 Today's post is different....it is basically a non-Stampin' Up! post.....egads!

If you look closely you will see a few products by Stampin' Up.....but 95% are not.....I was playing with other toys-LOL

Here we go....how is this beauty for a funky bleach technique:



 And how about some exploding pigment crystals:

 And the background I cut the above flowers from was just too pretty to toss in the garbage so I used the negative to make this card:

And how about some more exploding powders for this amazing background:

And another glittery die cut card:

 And how about some distress crayon fun with some stamping overtop:


 And finally this fun little monkey:


Monday, November 13, 2017

13.11.2017...Introducing the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool



Here is a video that tells you all about this amazing new tool: 

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price $65.00 CAD

okay. i’ve gotta have one. how do i get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018
Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A

 Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
 A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers. 

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account? 
A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store. 

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship? 
A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured. 

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? 
A: Yes. 

Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus? 
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product. 

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus? 
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card. 

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation? 
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation. 

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order? 
A: Yes. 

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
 A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF.

 Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog? 
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order. 

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there? 
 A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand. 

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions? 
A: Yes. 

Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods? 
A: Yes. 

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window?
 A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window. 

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus? 
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding. Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus