Monday, April 21, 2014

Grab 'Em Before They're Gone!

It's time to say goodbye to some of our wonderful stamps and accessories as Stampin' Up! makes room for NEW product to come in the 2014-15 catalog! And isn 't it thoughtful of them to offer FREE SHIPPING this week to make parting a little easier?

Click below for the retiring stamp list:

And this one for the accessories: 

Ready to order? Shop in my store ASAP because both stamps and accessories 
are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

When you place an order on my website before April 30th, enter hostess code DCQ2GPS4 and I'll send you a thank you gift in the mail :)

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter Eggs and Memory Albums

Look at me! I actually finished a project BEFORE the holiday! Feeling pretty good right now :) These little Easter Egg "thrones" are such fun to make with a few punches, stamps and the Big Shot!

So I don't have time to make a lengthy tutorial, so let me give you a few tips for making them:
  • Cadbury eggs are too small. I found some larger eggs at Costco (they are hollow)

  • Cut a 8.5"x2.5" strip from one end of your card stock and score it (down the long edges) at 1/2" and 2" (the Simply Scored board--item #122334--makes all your scoring SUPER SIMPLE). Then chop it up into 2"x 2.5" pieces and punch a hole using the 1-1/4" circle punch (#119861) in the middle like this----->>>>
     
  • Cut the rest of the card stock into 2"x8.5" strips. Score them at 3.5" and 5". Punch the ends with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324). 
  • Line up the Designer Frame embossing folder (#123130) with the first score line from one end and run through the Big Shot --->>>>>

  • Punch the middle of the embossed frame out with the Large Oval Punch (#119859)

  • Adhere the "throne" piece between the two sides with SNAIL adhesive, add egg and embellish as desired! I used the flowers and punch from the Petite Petal bundle (#134821-wood or #134822-clear mount). As always, you can purchase these supplies from my Stampin' Up! store!

And in upcoming events, if you have a mother, friend or grad that you need a thoughtful gift for, come to my Mini Memory Album class! You can bring your own pictures or come to create the book and add photos later. The cost is $17 and you MUST bring your own Scissors, SNAIL adhesive and Glue Dots. If you forget your adhesive, I will let you buy new ones from me :) Please register below.






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Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Sample(r) of Spring

I put out the Spring Decor last week and though the Utah weather is fickle, I'm feeling cheerful! This is the lastest sampler I've created using squares from a swap my stampin' family held:


And this is one from one of my stamp clubs. I'm always so proud of them when they get crafty!

Finally (though I know it's past St. Patrick's Day) I had to share this one by my friend Sue Stratton because it's so adorable:

If you need a little spring-in-your-step (or in your home) and you don't want to make your own, I have an extra one from last year that I have for sale for $15 plus shipping! E-mail me if you want it!
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Preserve Precious Memories: Simply, Beautifully

Create a mini album in a snap: We did the work and saved the fun for you! We measured, cut, and gathered the paper and accents so you don't have to, but the pages aren't predesigned—you put it together however you want. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone else to enjoy: It's perfect for a mother, friend, grad or to collect memories of a special event! It's a simple, quick way to capture life's precious moments.
It's more fun to craft with a friend and you can personalize this project with your bestie in Southern Utah on April 12th or in Spanish Fork on April 16th. Just check out my Events page and register early!  



Sale-A-Bration is all about great deals and rewards. You can get wonderful rewards by shopping, hosting, and joining Stampin’ Up! before March 31st! 

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Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit Sale-A-Bration
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Virtual Stamp TOGETHER!

Have you ever wished you could stamp with a bunch of like-minded girlfriends from the comfort of your own home? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is March 26!

This is a live, streaming event where we will show you some fun projects. Simply choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV*--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!

WHEN: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times Mountain Time). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.

WHERE: You don't even have to leave home. Come to http://www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.

WHY: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.

Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!

** All Wrapped Up Bundle **

We will be stamping with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Order the bundle in time to have it at the event. Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product.



Clear #135340, Wood #135339

Click here


Here are some sample projects using the kit:

     

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Life Happened (& Card Class)

Sometimes life comes at you all at once! That happened to me last week: A death, a birth, a visit from my daughter, a trip to southern Utah, a card class, a shoebox swap, a stamp day, a funeral, an emergency family council and a red-eye flight to send my girl back to D.C. on the same night as Daylight Savings, followed by early morning church!

I should have snapped a pic at the funeral, but didn't think of that :(
All in all, it was a great adventure and one I won't soon forget!

I've learned to stop saying, "When life slows down, I will _______" because life isn't about to slow down anytime soon! Instead, I make time for the things that are important to me, including creativity. If you need a creative escape this weekend, come on over to my Stamp-a-Stack card class!

(card cased from Andi Potler)

Sale-a-Bration Stamp-a-Stack Card Class
Saturday, March 15th at 1 p.m.
Loni's House~Spanish Fork, UT
Create 8 lovely greeting cards for $15! Bring scissors & adhesive (SNAIL refills will be available to purchase). Crafting is more fun with a friend and first-timers can attend for 1/2 price, so invite your neighbor, mother and BFF!

Reserve your spot by Thursday, March 13th:

And FYI, click below to check out the newest deals, stamps and downloads:


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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Party Hearty: Stampin' Up! Makes it Easy to Plan Any Celebration

Get the party started! Begin with some printed invitations, choose a color and some embellishments, and you've got yourself a party! Make a banner, place cards, gift bags...the pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to personalize. It's simple, fast, and still totally YOU.  Watch it all come together here:

  

 You have lots of reasons to celebrate now you have seen how easy it is to put your party d├ęcor and invitations together. 

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Celebrations Entertaining Kits Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Polka Dots on My Paper Pumpkin

I was pretty excited about the February Paper Pumpkin kit! Since I needed a bag for a thank you gift, I pulled it out and played with it today.

As I was assembling the letters to say "THANKS", I realized that the piece of paper they came on was a perfect polka dot template:

You do need to flip it around to get each corner, but it worked perfectly with a little sponging. I guess you could use the Pistachio Pudding ink spot that came with the kit to do this, too, but I didn't think of it until afterward.

Since it was a flower-themed gift, I just punched out a few flowers with the Fancy Flower punch (item #118073) for the letters and everything else was in the kit!


The lighting seems a little weird today, so apologies for that, but I think you get the idea :)

Here's a look at the February Kit (unless you just signed up for Paper Pumpkin, in which case you received the Welcome Kit):



Thanks for choosing Loni Spendlove as your demonstrator when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin! And FYI: signing up before March 31, 2014 means you get a set of markers FREE in your Welcome Kit...
Do it NOW!

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Tag: You're It!

Quickly becoming the most essential tool in my "crafting kitchen" the new tag topper punches are one of my favorite products in the Occasions catalog! Most tag punches punch out the entire tag, so you're limited to one size, but these just punch out the top of a tag so you can choose how long you want your tag to be! It also punches out the hole for a tassel or thread AT THE SAME TIME: It's like TWO punches in one :) Try either the scalloped (#133323) or angled (#133324) tag topper. Can't choose? Get both!  

  

Thanks for watching today. Makes creating bookmarks, tags, and bag toppers quick and easy… 

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Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Angled Tag Topper Punch 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Banner Day (+Video)

Every living room, every work cubicle, every nursery, every school locker and every holiday needs a banner! It's as simple as this: choose your paper and ink, then stamp and cut using the Big Shot machine. Framelits dies make precision placement a snap, and you'll get perfectly cut shapes every time. 

  
Wood mount bundle #134815 (also available in clear-mount $143816)


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Perfect Pennants Stamp Set Banners Framelits Dies 

 Save 15% when you purchase the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set and coordinating Banners Framelits Dies together in the bundle :) Then start making every day a BANNER DAY!

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