Tuesday, December 10, 2013

PPA182 Color Challenge and Sketched Birthday

Happy Holidays!

Things have really been busy over the last several weeks getting ready for the holidays, but there are more than holiday cards to make and holiday parties to attend. There are birthday cards and birthday parties too!

I haven't participated in a card challenge in several weeks and found inspiration for this birthday card with Pals Paper Arts color challenge PPA182.  Here's a picture of my card.

I tried to make do without sunlight in taking a picture of my card, but I am not pleased with the results. My apologies.

The color scheme is Elegant Eggplant, the new Smoky Slate, and Very Vanilla.

I have faith that you could replicate this card very easily, however, if you need the paper dimensions, etc., please contact me. I will be happy to send that to you. It may be hard to see from the photo that I used a piece from the Neutrals DSP Stack in Very Vanilla right behind the Chevron Smoky Slate Ribbon. I felt it helped to bring together the white in the ribbon with all the Very Vanilla.  To complete the card you will need these accessories: Scallop Circle 1 3/4", Framelits Circles Collection #4 from the center, Regals Candy Dots (Elegant Eggplant), 3/4" Chevron Ribbon (Smoky Slate), and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Please leave me your comments and share your cards and questions with me.  I will be happy to help.

Stamp on!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Best of Autumn and My First Sketch Challenge – PPA176 Sketch Challenge

I follow the blogs of several other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Everyone is so positive and I find that they are the most absolutely helpful people and so inspiring.  In fact, they have been inspired me to participate in Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge AND submit it! Here is my entry. I hope you like it!

And here is Margaret Moody’s design:

Wow!  Right?  Angles are tough, too.

This was a perfect opportunity to incorporate the Stampin’ Up! Best of 25 stamp set Best of Autumn. And what goes better with a fall-themed stamp set than Sweater Weather DSP! Sweater Weather color scheme includes several neutrals and the re-introduced Crushed Curry! LUV Crushed Curry CS.

Although it is not a requirement, it was important to me to stick to Margaret Moody’s design as close as possible. Of course, if you look closely, you will see some slight deviations. I have decided not to point them out. :) It is sort of hard to see, but I think you can see that after I cropped the leaf, it didn’t quite look right so I added a layer of Soft Suede and cropped it along the same lines of the leaf. Oh, I almost forgot to point out the bird in the stamped image from Four Frames stamp set did not stop me from using it on this card – I turned it upside down and the bird is hiding behind the leaf!

Stamp Sets:  Best of Autumn, Four Frames  Paper:  DSP Sweater Weather, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla  Ink:  Soft Suede  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Small Scallop Stampin’ Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade, Boho Blossoms Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels (5mm)

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Keep on stampin’ on!  Sandy

Monday, September 2, 2013

Baby Shower Card Featuring Baby Tees and Sentiment from Baby Prints

Reprinted from my Stampin' Up! Blog...
I have several VIP events this month that will require cards, including a baby shower to attend later this month, so I thought I should take advantage of this long weekend and get a head start on my card making. For now, let’s focus on the baby shower card. In case you hadn’t noticed – It’s a Girl ! My regular readers will know exactly who will receive this card.

Now for the details…

I am so in LUV with the Chalk Talk Stamp Set and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits, I knew that I had to work something from either the stamp set or the Framelits into this card so I used the Framelits to create a removable tag for a keepsake bookmark. Cute, right? I hope the mommy-to-be agrees.
The sleeper (onesie) is just one of several from the Baby Tees Stampin’ Around Wheel. It was really easy to snip out. Again, and still hung up on the Gingham Stampin’ Around Wheel, I ran 3 right next to each other to make the background pattern for the bookmark with enough left over to punch out the background circle to build the bookmark.
I tried to keep the card all one color (Pink Pirouette), however, the duckies had to be yellow. I struggled with the ribbon for the bookmark — I needed a wide ribbon and went with a retired ribbon. I know, I know, but I love this old ribbon and had plenty of surplus after it was retired.
Finally, I wanted the sentiment from Baby Prints Stamp Set to stand out so I bumped up the color a notch using the new 2013-15 In Color Strawberry Slush.
The pearl accents really make the card.

Stamp on!!


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September Promotions...

September Special -- 15% off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set - Papillion Potpourri - and Bitty Butterfly Punch! (Bundle Item #135311/c, #135312/w). Versatile because this stamp set and punch make the most beautiful clean and simple cards, and absolutely the best for beginners.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kind & Cozy Stamp Set

From my Stampin' Up! blog...

This month’s Friends n Neighbors Stamp Club was a swell chance to get together with everyone before school started up again to make some cards. In addition to the Chalk Talk card (using the Chalk Talk Stamp Set, coordinating Chalk Talk Framelit Die, see my last blog), we also had time to make cards with the new Kind & Cozy Stamp Set. The tiny tea cup is just perfect! This set incorporates the gingham pattern so great to again be able to use the Gingham Stampin’ Around Wheel. I love it when everything coordinates!

This stamp set has everything to make a simple card and (with a little butterfly punched out of gingham “wheeled” paper, candy dots or ribbon) easy to bling. You might consider adding the Kind & Cozy Stamp Set and Gingham Stampin’ Around Wheel to your collection!

Check back soon for an update on September’s cards where we will focus on our Halloween cards and treats!

Stamp on!!


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Stampin' Up! Promotions August Update

Quickly coming to an end – The Paper Pumpkin promotion ends on August 31. Now don’t get upset, you can still join Paper Pumpkin after August 31, it is just the discount that will end. Please contact me for more information!

Pick a Kit Recruiting Offer ends on August 31 – New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up! Please contact me for more information! I would LUV for you to join my team.

Don’t forget that if you can update your Stampin' Write Markers collection with any individual colors you are missing or ALL of the new colors for a limited time. (Contact me for the item numbers) This offer ends October 31, 2013. The entire markers kit can be found on page 163 of the Annual Catalog (item 130034).

Released August 15 – A brand-new photopolymer stamp set is now available. Another Thank You (item 133454) is an exclusive, versatile set for any occasion that calls for a thank you.

Updated August 14  A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what the budget-conscious stamper needs. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.

Released August 1  The Holiday catalog is here!! If you placed an order from me in the last 6 months, your copy is on its way. (Please let me know if you haven’t received it yet!) And, if you would like a catalog, I will send you one without charge if you purchase $25 or more any time before the catalog's expiration (or before they are no longer available for purchase).

Released August 1  Best of 25 Years Stamp Set - Best of Halloween. Super spooky, right.  (Item #134381 clear mount $14.95).

Released August 1 – Thinlits Card Dies are now available to order. You can make flip cards in a snap with these new dies. These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelit Die Bundle

It is just impossible to pick one stamp set out of the 2013-14 IBC as a favorite stamp set, but I mean it when I say this is my favorite stamp set!  Maybe it is because of the 15% discount when you buy as a Stampin' Up! bundle.  The coordinating Framelit dies are amazing and they really make a project POP!

Our next project will be using the new Kind & Cozy stamp set, the new Gingham Stampin' Around Wheel and the coordinating Gingham Garden DSP (of course).  No sneak peak yet.  Come back later.


Released August 1 -- The Holiday catalog is here!! If you placed an order from me in the last 6 months, your copy is on its way.  And, if you would like a catalog, I will send you one without charge if you purchase $25 or more anytime before the catalog's expiration (or before they are no longer available for purchase).

Released August 1 -- Best of 25 Years Stamp Set - Best of Halloween. Contact me via email or go to my online store at sandee904.stampinup.net (Item #134381 clear mount $14.95).

Available for purchase beginning August 9 – Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition and decorative cutting blades (see pp. 176 and 177 of the 2013-2014 annual catalog). 

I hope this motivates you to take a few minutes today to stamp!  Feel free to contact me if you need anything.

Stamp on!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp Set

On June 1, Stampin' Up! released a new photopolymer stamp set...Wanderlust.

What makes photopolymer stamps so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
They are clearly a great choice.  Click "Shop Now" on this page to place your order today.

Stamp on!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Early Release of Stampin' Up! 2013-14 Catalog

Friday was a busy day at Stampin' Up! The change-over at noon to the new catalog, the announcement of the new promotion Grab Your Greetings with 25% savings, introduction of the June 25th anniversary Best of stamp set - you guessed it - greetings, and a new photopolymer stamp set.

Grab Your Greetings stamp sets include Sassy Salutations, Sweet Sentiments and Petite Pairs.  Each of these stamp sets would be a great addition to your collection.

Be sure to update My Digital Studio and the software -- once updated your software will include all seven new colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Strawberry Slush!

Stamp on!



Friday, April 5, 2013

Stampin' Up! Color Refresh 2013-14

Stampin' Up! fulfills its promise and announces new colors and retirement of several favorites :< with its Color Refresh for the 2013-2014 catty. 

In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color.

Retiring colors (10) include: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and River Rock.  Get yours while supplies last. Plus, FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That's right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, workshop, online). Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?

The one new color is called Smoky Slate. The nine returning In Colors as core colors are Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party (YIPPEE), Soft Sky, and Wisteria Wonder. New Color Kits will be available May 31 and FREE My Digital Studio download on June 1!!  Can't wait to show you more so stay tuned for details.

Sale-A-Bration was a huge success...I hope you were able to get one of each!

The April "Best of" stamp set is ...Butterflies.

These are clear mount stamp sets and you will need to purchase clear blocks separately.  With each Best of set, there is a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Still working on the card kit for April and I hope to be able to post it this weekend.

Please be sure if you place your order online to select me as your demonstrator.  I really appreciate it.

Stamp on!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Best Friends Are Like Fabulous Shoes Using Stampin’ Up! New 2012-2014 In Color Collection, Fabulous You Stamp Set and Scallop Circle Punch

This card is created using Stampin’ Up! Fabulous You Stamp Set (SS) and Stampin Up! 2012-14 In Color Collection. It almost felt like a “math project” (although divine, the triangles are tricky) and uses the new 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch and a standard 1” circle punch from the main Idea Book and Catalog (IBC).  This card kit is $35.00 (U.S.)* and includes instructions and the following:

  • Pre-cut and/or punched card stock to make 10-4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards (landscape/left-side fold)
  • Pre-cut ribbon (coordinating Primrose Petals 3/8” Satin Stitched Ribbon)
  • 50-3 mm Pearls to complement upper right-hand corner phrase detail
  • 10 Stampin’ Up!  Medium envelopes (Whisper White)

All you supply is the 2012-14 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers and your favorite adhesive(s).  Pursuant to Stampin' Up! policy, the images will not be pre-stamped.

Please send your requests to sandee904@yahoo.com.  I will reply with instructions for payment using Paypay.  If you prefer U.S. Priority mail shipping (2-3 days), please include $5.60 additional postage in your payment.*

I would love to give this card kit to you for FREE!!  If you place an order of $55 or more (before tax and shipping) through my Stampin’ Up! online store at sandee904.stampinup.net ,** I will send you the card kit listed above via regular U.S. Mail (estimated $10 of product for free).  Here’s how you can easily reach the $55.00 with beautiful Stampin’ Up! products that you can use over and over again to make more “Fabulous” cards:

  1. New Stampin’ Up! Fabulous You Stamp Set (#126520 $14.95 wood, #126522 $11.95 clear)
  2. 1 1/4” Scallop Circle Punch (Carryover from the Holiday Mini Catalog, #127811 $15.95)
  3. 1” Circle Punch (#119868 $12.95)
  4. New Stampin’ Up! 2012-14 In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (#126856 $14.95)
Check your adhesive supplies too!  You don’t want to run out of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Don’t forget to send me an email at sandee904@yahoo.com so that I know you have placed your order and I have your contact info.
Stamp on! stampers!


*I am only selling this Card Kit within the continental U.S. using regular U.S. mail.  Hurry, this card kit offer ends March 31, 2013, unless Stampin’ Up! product is discontinued and unavailable for any reason.
**Order must be placed through my online store at sandee904.stampinup.net.

PS:  Don’t forget that for every $50 order, even orders through my Stampin’ Up! online store at sandee904.stampinup.net , you qualify for one (1) free Sale-A-Bration product.

PPS:  Don’t forget my March Blog Bonus:  If you (1) host a $150 workshop or place a $150 order through my online store, AND (2) subscribe to my blog, I will send you a current product ribbon share as a thank you for joining my blog.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sale-A-Bration 2013


Sale-A-Bration +  Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin' Up! party!
  • Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $150 workshop!*  
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a $400 workshop!* 
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes
  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
*Restrictions apply.  Offers are not incremental (i.e., a hostess does not receive two packages of Glimmer Paper for a $300 workshop or two bundles for an $800 workshop).

Contact me at sandee904@yahoo.com to schedule your Stampin' Up! party as Sale-A-Bration closes March 22nd.  Or, place your order through my Stampin' Up! online store at sandee904.stampinup.net.

Bonus:  If you (1) host a $150 workshop or place an order through my online store, and (2) subscribe to my blog, I will send you a current product ribbon share as a thank you for joining my blog.

Stamp on!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Language of Friendship Card Kit - Punch Art Card using Stampin’ Up! Bird Builder Punch

This card is created using Stampin’ Up! Bird Builder punch, Boho Blossom punch, and other basic punches (1” circle, scallop circle, scallop edge).

This card kit is $20.00 (U.S.)* and includes instructions and the following:
  • Pre-cut and/or punched card stock to make 10 cards (landscape/left-side fold)
  • Pre-cut ribbon (with separate ”knot”)   REVISION:  Photo shown is retired ribbon that will be replaced with coordinating pre-cut Midnight Muse 3/8” Satin Stitched Ribbon.
  • Coordinating 3/16” Brights Brads; 5 Pumpkin Pie and 5 Real Red to complete flower detail
  • 10 Stampin’ Up!  envelopes
All you supply is your favorite adhesive(s) and favorite greeting.  The image on the flower detail at the top of the birdhouse was stamped using Versamark, however, if you do not care for this method, it looks fine without any image!

Please send your requests to sandee904@yahoo.com.  Shipping will be within 2 weeks.  If you prefer U.S. Priority mail shipping (2-3 days), include $5.60 additional postage in your payment .*

Get this card kit for FREE!!  Two different ways:

1) Place an order through my Stampin’ Up! online store at sandee904.stampinup.net for the following:  
  1. Language of Friendship Stamp Set (122752 $11.95 clear or #122750 $15.95 wood block)
  2. Stampin’ Up! Bird Builder Punch (#117191 $16.95), and
  3. Stampin’ Up! Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858 $16.95)
I will automatically send the card kit to you without any additional charge.**

      --- or ---

2) Place an order of $50.00 or more (before tax and shipping) through my Stampin’ Up! online store at sandee904.stampinup.net ** AND send me an email at sandee904@yahoo.com so I know you saw this on my blog.

Check your supplies, don’t forget to order some adhesive or stamping dimensionals!

Happy Stampin' stampers!


*I am only selling this Card Kit within the continental U.S. using regular mail.  Hurry, this card kit offer ends February 28, 2013 unless or until Stampin’ Up! product is discontinued and or unavailable for any reason.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome 2013!

I hope that things have started to get back to normal for you after the crazy schedules we keep during the holidays. The holidays remain my favorite time of the year -- even if there isn't snow on the ground and a nip in the air.

With the new year, there are plenty of things happening at Stampin' Up! This year marks 25 years of doing business for Stampin' Up! There are so many things going on and I can't wait to tell you all about it. The spring catalog (released Jan. 3) is chock full of fantastic ideas.

There are only a few days left of the My Little Valentine promotion (free Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit, value of $7.95, with purchase of the My Little Valentine Set). It will not be available again after January 21.  

Brand new at the online store is a totally masculine stamp set - Dude, You're Welcome! It comes with 4 all-occasion images, 12 postcards (4x6) in manly colors, 12 gray envelopes, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad and an instructional guide. If you need help, just let me know.

Happy Stampin' stampers!


Dude, You're Welcome!