Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spring Fling, Butterflies

One of my favorite Bundles in the entire Occasions Mini catalog is the
Butterfly Basics stamp set along with the Butterfly thinlits.  Who doesn't love butterflies!  Just take a look at these two beautiful elegant samples that we made at Spring Fling.  The framelits coordinate with one butterfly framelit and then there are two framelits that are just beautiful butterflies on their own!  Both of these samples just happen to feature the medium size butterfly.

Gold Glitz Details & Vellum Cardstock & Rose Chalk Ink
Artisan Label punch, Bitty Butterfly punch
Artisan Kit doily, rose trim, pretty pearls,
Bird Builder Punch & Banner punch
Happy Stamping and I hope you are enjoying the projects, leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Spring Fling, More Love is Kindness


I have one more sample to share today that features the Hello is Kindness stamp set, Blendabilities Markers and this time it's paired up with the Something Borrowed DSP!  The stamp set is so versatile and one of my favorites, especially for a single image stamp!

Something Borrowed, Sahara Lace, Blendabilities
For this card we paired up Sahara Sand with a touch of Basic Black and the Something Borrowed designer series paper, a small snippet of Sahara Lace ribbon!  For the focal image, we stamped it and colored it and then stamped it a 2nd time and fussy cut and then popped up 4-5 tulip buds.  The newspaper section is stamped on a Sahara Sand scrap of paper and then fussy cut and popped up just a little!

The set can take on a whole new look just by changing the colors of the papers or stay neutral on the papers and change up your Blendabilities and tah-dah, it's new every time!  All of the samples from that day use the Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi that they received in their goodie bag!

Have a great day, come on back for more!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Fling, Love is Kindness

Welcome back, today I have for you a few samples we made at Spring Fling with the Love is Kindness stamp set, partnered with two NEW Blendabilities marker colors released in the Occasions Mini catalog - Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi!  LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors!  One of the comments I heard the most that day was "oh, I wasn't going to get this set, now I love it"

Subtle little touches like the Project Life corner rounder and Banner punch

Decorative Label punch on the greeting and NEW Ornate Tag Topper punch

Lovely soft pink roses from the Artisan Kit!

Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Typeset DSP

For these samples we paired the Love is Kindness stamp set with the very versatile Typeset designer series paper pack, Very Vanilla cardstock and a few embellishments from the Artisan Kit!  There's also a touch of Chalkboard Paper and the new Rose Chalk ink pad too!

I hope you enjoy them and if you'd like to add these to your collection, thank you for shopping with me via my ONLINE STORE

See you tomorrow and thank you for stopping in, I appreciate your visit!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spring Fling, Journal Gift


Today I will share with your our last of the 3 gift items we made at our Spring Fling event!  With the Occasions Mini catalog, we now carry a Large version of a Kraft Journal - and if you look it up in the catalog, you may just recognize this!!

Feauring the Butterfly Basics Bundle and Artisan Kit

a little tone on tone background stamping

whole lot of detail in the focal piece
Doily, Artisan Kit ribbons, roses trim and embellishments,
Rose Chalk Ink, stamping & coordinating Framelits

To recap, take a look at these lovelies!!  So pretty and I just love 3D projects and gift packaging!  Afterall, it's all about the pretty on the outside that gets you excited before you even open it!

Stop by again tomorrow so we what else we had up our sleeve!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW Weekly Deals - Tie it Up!

Hello again!

I'm back to share with you this weeks WEEKLY DEALS that are on sale in my online store.  If you are interested in a Hostess Code so that you can place small orders and combine them for hostess benefits -stampin rewards, please let me know so I can set one up for you BEFORE you place your order.  It's super easy and quick, no obligation to have to order more but it's there for ya if you do.

Look at all of those YUMMY choices for adding a bow or tying off some frillies on a tag or card!  I love BAKERS TWINE both the regular weight and the extra thick like the cantaloupe!  Definitely a great deal!!

Thanks for stopping by and if I can be of any help, please let me know!

Spring Fling, Cafe Treat Bag


Have you created with our Petite Cafe Bags that were in the Holiday Mini that rolled over into the Occasions Mini?  They are wonderful and can be super easy and fast, but always adorable!

Here's one that we pulled together to show off several new products from both the Occasions Mini and the Sale-a-Bration brochure too!

The Petite Cafe Bag is the perfect size for lots of treats and small gifts.  The natural craft color base lends it to work easily with just about any color combination you want!  

We used the NEW Chalkboard Paper with the Party Pennants Bigz Die and the Celebrate your Big Day SAB stamp set, the Artisan Kit, Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette Blendabilities ... along with Whisper White Craft ink and white embossing powder and a touch of Pear Pizzazz Cotton trim ribbon!

This is so much cuter in person!  So soft but just striking!

Have a fun day!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Fling, Take Out!

Take me Out to Spring Fling, take me out to stamp all day ...  well, sing it any way you want!!

We love to offer a vareity of projects that showcase our wonderful Stampin' Up! products!  So we create a wide display of projects from the products that we provide in their Goodie Bags! Showing versatility and using the items in a different way or in other combinations can make our products even more versatile.  We hope our guests not only enjoy the day but learn a new little somethin somethin too!!

Take Out Box & Celebrate Big Day Tag

Close up of the Tag
This was one of our favorite projects to make, because our inspiration came from the one and only Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin' Up!!!!!  Diana received a beautiful gift box and we designed our own version to share at Spring Fling (completely different in every way other than the layout) with our guests.

Take Out Box, SAB Celebrate Big Day, Artisan Kit, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities, White Jute Ribbon, Soft Sky Seam Binding, Framelits, Embossing Folders and more!

Have a great day!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Fling (open! open! open!)

Hello there!

Today was a day of rest!  Taking a few hours to rest and recover and to take care of my baby girl today.  Rachel wasn't feeling well all weekend and I felt so bad because once her fever broke, she ended up with an ear ache that wouldn't stop, I hate it when you are helpless.  Even at 17.5, they just want you to make it better.  Happy to report that by early evening she's feeling much better.

So to be quick today, here's the calm before the fun begins!

unloading our cars and getting the tables ready
Sheryl helping deliver Goodie Bags to the tables

A shot of part of the room, getting close to being ready to open the doors!

Ready to Check-In

Always the hardest part since they are so eager and have their hands full!
Come on back tomorrow for more!  I'll start showing what they got to make and what they received too!!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spring Fling, ready set go!

Well it's that time again!  Ready for another great SPRING FLING event with a record setting 158 guests!  I cannot wait to see that many happy faces all sharing their joy of stamping!  That's my WHY, why I put so much time and effort and work into a day of stamping for others.  I love seeing their smiles and helping others be creative with the craft of rubber stamping.

Here's a few pictures from getting ready to go!

Wow, cleared off and ready to stage our goodie bags!

So many GOODIE for each attendee!

Project Pieces assembled & SU! Product Goodies!  All done! 

Packed up and ready to load the car!
Let's Go Already!!  Stuffed Animal Charity Drive!
SURPRISE!  Here's the front of the bag, new LOGO for AZ INKers!
I'll be here to share with you some pictures of the day and our projects too!  I hope you have had a few great days while I was busy preparing!

Happy stamping my friends!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sneak Peek, Spring Fling!

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday with your sweetheart!  I enjoyed the day with my sweetie Dave watching our youngest, Rachel dance on stage all day competing in 9 numbers with her dance studio!  It's been a long time coming and for as much as we have invested in dance, we are so happy to see her success.  Part of us is excited to see the financial aspect come to an end but I can also see  how precious the next few dance competitions will be, as there are only a few more times to watch her do her thing before it comes to an end.

So the past week or so has been very , very busy with me getting my work done in preparations for my Spring Fling Event next weekend!  I cannot tell you how many pieces of card stock have been cut, run through the big shot, and put in piles and piles - ready to be counted and placed in their rightful envelope!

Here's a little sneak peek at a few of the projects!!  Just a tease, I know!

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday, enjoyed a little relaxation!!  Come back!  I'm hoping to get back to regular blogging daily!  Being gone and coming home to be sick for a week and feeling like I had little free time because any time I did have, I knew needed to be spent getting ready for the event!  Thanks for understanding!

Happy Sunday, enjoy a day off tomorrow hopefully for President's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NEW, Lovely Amazing You!


Look at this absolutely BEAUTY of a stamp set, just released!  It's only available in photopolymer, just $14.95 (#140594) for LOVELY AMAZING YOU

click HERE to buy this beauty now!

Thanks! I'm off to order mine, would you like one too?

Pop of gold or vintage lace?


I'm here this morning to share this weeks WEEKLY DEALS!  Have you had a chance to check out the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog?  From the Garden is a brand new stamp set with coordinating framelits!!  Super cute combined with the Berry Basket die too for spring!!  And I have used the Chalkboard Banner kit, very fun and you can use it again and again too!!  And I love the Gold Ribbon for a WOW pop of color and the Venetian Crochet trim ads a touch of vintage!  Okay, I love it all!  Yep!!

Pick SAB items for free when you reach $50, $100 etc & hostess benefits at $150!
Let me know if you would like to have a personal Hostess Code so that you can shop a little at a time from each weekly deal, each week ... then combine them by using your code on each order and then redeem Stampin Rewards/Hostess Benefits when your individuals orders reach $150 or more!  Easy, just ask me to set up BEFORE you place your 1st order!  No obligation

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24/7 anytime, right to your front door!


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paper Pumpkin on sale!

Hello again!

Have you ever thought about trying out our "Paper Pumpkin" subscription service?  It's a once a month box of creativity delivered right to your front  door!  Intended for stampers and crafters of any experience level!  It comes complete with every thing you need except add your own scissors and adhesive!  Exclusive stamp sets that are only available through these Paper Pumpkin orders!  Instructions and samples, even an online video to walk you through it!

And we have a 3 month subscription On Sale Now and it qualifies for your choice of a FREE Sale-a-Bration item too!!  There's no obligation after these 3 months if you change your mind, but my guess is that you'll love it and want to continue on a month by month basis or purchase another subscription!  At any time you can adjust your subscription to skip a month if needed too, no penalties - you are in charge, you decide!

And for anyone that subscribes through me, I have teamed up with a few fellow demonstrators and we collectively create a Subscriber Only-Additional Projects PDF complete with photos, supplies list and step by step instructions to give you alternate ideas for each monthly kit!  Here's a teaser of a few of the January projects!

And Oh My Gosh, head over to Pinterest to My Paper Pumpkin board or Stampin' Up's MPP Board and there will be enough ideas to keep you entertained!!  And as a special perk, refill kits and prior kits if you missed any are available only to subscribers while supplies last.

If you have ANY questions, please contact me!  I'm here to help you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ornate Weekly Deals!


I'm here this morning to share this weeks WEEKLY DEALS!  Do you ever think back to the days where we had to fussy-cut by hand all the time if we wanted to pop an image up?  The days before we had exclusive punches that coordinated with our own artwork... a thing of the past for the most part!  I absolutely LOVE the new Sweetheart Punch and we have a few stamp sets that have coordinating images too!  And hello Tag Toppers, did you see the NEW Ornate one from the Occasions Mini is on  sale!!!  Yep, add that Glimmer Paper too, you won't be sorry!

Pick SAB items for free when you reach $50, $100 etc & hostess benefits at $150!
Let me know if you would like to have a personal Hostess Code so that you can shop a little at a time from each weekly deal, each week ... then combine them by using your code on each order and then redeem Stampin Rewards/Hostess Benefits when your individuals orders reach $150 or more!  Easy, just ask me to set up BEFORE you place your 1st order!  No obligation

I'm home from Orlando, FL and seem to be a tad bit under the weather.  I'm not sure if it's just my sinuses acting up or a bit more than that but I'm inching along and not wanting to admit that I might be feeling ill.  So much fun last week even if the business was definitely business-y ... the fun with friends and meeting new friends is so enjoyable when we all gather together to share Stampin' Up!

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24/7 anytime, right to your front door!


Monday, February 2, 2015

Strawberry Slush - Love!


Hi there, today will be quick since I have just returned from Orlando in time to jump right in and host my monthly team meeting tonight!  Once a quarter our meeting is held at a local restaurant and we meet early for dinner and then stay to stamp.  It's a Shoe Box Swap, because our supplies fit in a box about the size of a shoe box, hence the nifty title!

Here's my swap that the gals will get to make!

This features Strawberry Slush and Bermuda Bay, with a touch of Pink Pirouette tossed in.  The panel layer was run through the Texture Boutique machine with the new Happy Hearts folder, and then the stitched hearts were stamped with the heart image from Little Sunshine stamp set in the Occasion Mini (p39) and punched out with the Sweetheart Punch.  The tag features the new Ornate Tag Topper punch from the mini as well as a new hostess set Because You Care.  I ordered this one in Photopolymer and it was SUPER easy to line up the images!

Hope you have a great day!