Oh the weather outside is frightful...so let's STAMP! This week's Crafty Saturday turned into Crafty Sunday as I had to take my parents to the airport before snowmageddon hit our areas. They were supposed to leave go to to California for the holidays on Tuesday, but it sure is a good thing they left when they did. We have at least 8" of snow and it's sleeting hard now. I've already had to shovel a path for the dogs. Poor Storm sunk right up to her shoulders as she tried to go out this morning. She was not happy at all!
Today I shared some helpful hints and tips for using the new Cling Stamps, and made a Sweet & Simple Card using the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, “So Hoppy”. Sale-a-Bration items are always free with a $50 (or sometimes $100) purchase. They aren't available until January 3...unless you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Being able to get new products a whole month in advance is just one more reason to join my Stamping Bee Team!
The new Cling Stamps are awesome! Today, I shared some very helpful tips and tricks for using these new stamp sets. Oh...and there was a little stamping, too!
Base: Lemon Lime Twist, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Lemon Lime Twist, embossed with Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Layer 3: Basic Gray Scalloped Layering Oval
Layer 4: Lemon Lime Twist Scalloped Layering Oval,
Layer 5: Whisper White, Stitched Shape Oval
Just 5 spots left for the biggest party of the year. My New Year's Stampin' Bingo started 4 years ago with just 3 people. It's grown so big, I had to rent a hall! Due to the holidays, registration ends tomorrow 12/10. Don't miss Fun, Food, Bingo, Prizes, and Stamping!
Space is limited to 25. Register by 12/10.
I love everything about this card. From the no-line watercolor technique to the tone on tone shades of Night of Navy in both the background stamping and the designer series paper. This card is just a beautiful tribute to the holidays.
In keeping with this weeks Spirited Snowmen series, I cased the design, but not the no-line watercoloring technique. I'll attempt that another day!
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday176.
Base: Gray Granite, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, 4" x 5"
Layer 2: Vellum, 5" x 1" (banner cut the ends)
Layer 4: Whisper White, 3 3/4" x 4 3/4"
This Sunday is 2nd Sunday and boy do I have an amazing class for you! It's full of shiny foil and glimmer. Perfect for this season of light
And don't forget - Stampin' Bingo is coming up on 12/30. Registration closes 12/10 for this fun-filled stamping party.
My neighborhood craft fair is this weekend. And before you roll your eyes and think, oh a little tiny craft fair...there are 2500 homes in my neighborhood! It will be great to see neighbors both familiar and new.
I'm putting some last minute touches on things and making sure I'm ready. This morning, I packaged up these cute Signs of Santa elf packets. Each holds a small hand sanitizer - perfect for teachers, bank tellers, grocery clerks, postal workers - anyone who comes in contact with the pubic during cold and flu season will appreciate that you thought of them. As you can see, I've used the Tags and Tidings bundle for the gift tags. I love that one stamp and die made light work of creating 16 tags. I was done in no time flat!
If you're in the area, come by and see me at the Briar Chapel Fall Market, happening from 11-2 in the Clubhouse. Mention my blog and you can pick a free card!
No time to type! I'm busy, busy, busy getting ready for this Craft fair. But, stay tuned for Saturday's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live where I'll show you how to make this hand sanitizer packet, plus a few more gift packaging ideas!
Upcoming Events - Registration Closes Early this Month
I went to visit my sister in San Diego last March, and flew threw Kansas City. With a 3-hour layover, of course I had to find some lunch and sample some of KC's famous bbq at the Pork and Pickle. I had to try the BBQ Mac N Cheese because, well...bbq AND mac n cheese is like heaven on a plate. If you're going to take almost 20 hours to get to your sister's house, the least you could do is have some comfort food!
And while the food and local beer was good, what I loved most was the decor. Check this out! Very urban industrial! And I fell in love with the Tin Tile ceiling! I remember sitting at my little table for one, taking pictures of the ceiling.
Imaging my excitement, then, to learn that the Country Lane Suite featured a Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! I love how it gives a vintage-y, farmhouse, industrial chic look to any background. I know I'll be using this with a wide variety of stamp sets, too.
September Ordering Specials
I know many of you have been tracking my progress towards earning the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Greece. I'm happy to say that I only need 20- $50 orders before the end of September! That's a lot better than the 138 that I needed in July! To help me get there, I have TWO Customer specials this month.
1. I have 25 Bonus Day Coupon Codes that are worth $5 each!
Yesterday's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Janeice G! Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit? Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Today's card was designed by Heather Tyman. Heather is one of my Stamping Bees and is a regular guest designer and display stamper at my big events. I asked her to design 15-20 projects featuring the Country Lane Suite for my Stamping in the Mountains Retreat next week.
Base: Pool Party, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing folder, which had been sponged with Early Espresso ink.
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 3 " x 4"
Stamping in the Mountains Retreat in a Bx
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information
Wishing You Well - September Card Club (Stamp Set Included)
Joyous Noel - September Christmas Card Club
Click here for a full calendar of events.
Raise your hand if you've heard about the Limited Time Blended Seasons Bundle. Raise BOTH hands if you already have yours!
Ok...well, I can't see your hands, but I can tell you that this is an awesome bundle that's good for ALL seasons. But don't take my word for it. Let's talk to an expert. Meet Shannon West, from Stampin' Up!
As if that weren't enough...there are THREE more reasons to get the Blended Seasons Bundle.
Base: Flirty Flamingo, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
FINAL DAY! Registration Ends 8/15 for both August Clubs:
Dandelion Wishes and Christmas Card Club
***Attend both and receive a FREE Simply Shammy
Email me to register.
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