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July 17, 2014

Christmas in July

Beauty of the Season (4 stamps)
Wood   135776  $21.95
Clear  135779  $16.95

Check out our Holiday preview set released as a little Christmas in July to get your creative juices flowing for all those Christmas cards you are going to make.  Visit my online store to order your set today.

June 15, 2014

Project Life: A Simple and Quick Solution to Scrapbooking

For all you who may shy away from scrapbooking or feel you are "behind", we now have the solution for you!  Whether you want to create one album or many, the Project Life system is the format absolutely anyone can do and it is easy peasy too!  Check out the video above to learn more and watch my calendar for a class coming this summer!

April 1, 2014

Weekly Deals: April 1-7, 2014

Here are this week's deals available until April 7:

Blue 3/8 Inch Denim Jean Ribbon Item # 125053
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Delicate Details Lace Tape Item # 130966
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Polka Stampin' Around Builder Wheel Item # 130109
Regular Price: $4.50 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.38 US/$4.46 CAN

Perfect Pennants Bigz Die Item # 123126
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Fancy Flower Punch Item # 118073
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die Item # 121812
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon Item # 129287
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.5 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Mom, I Love You Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 129872
Regular Price: $9.95 /$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

March 14, 2014

Magical Masking Tape Hits Scrapbooking

In January, my stamp club got to dabble in the Magical Masking Tape technique.  We made several cards with this easy as can be technique.  As I designed one of the cards, I thought it would be a great technique to carry over onto one of my scrapbook pages.  This page took no time at all!  The most time consuming part was die cutting the letters.

If you haven't tried this technique, it is something you should.  All you have to do is get some painter's tape (my preference) or masking tape and ink it up light or heavy depending on the effect you want to achieve and "stamp" it on to your paper.  I use painter's tape so it releases easy from the paper and does not risk tearing my project.  As you can see, I used this tape technique under my picture with two different colors and two different lengths of tape.

This project also uses the banner punch that you can earn for free this month with a $50 purchase.  I love this little punch.  It is a great addition to my scrapbooking supplies!  I also used new paper from our Occasions seasonal catalog that will only be available through the spring.

Here are the ingredients to recreate this page:
Stamps: None for this project...just painter's tape
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Whisper White, Retro Fresh DSP, Pool Party
Accessories: Banner Punch, Typeset Alphabet Sizzix Dies

March 13, 2014

Weekly Deals: March 11-17, 2014 and New Photopolymer Sets

Sorry for the delay on the weekly deals this week.  My trip to the vet ate up my entire day yesterday!  We also have new polymer stamp sets.  I have posted them below the deals for this week so check them out!

Dress Form Pop' N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Circles #2 Originals Die Item # 114526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$14.96 CAN

3 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 122125
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.46 US/$16.46 CAN

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123130
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die Item # 124587
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Ahoy, Matey Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130078
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Sweetie Pie Frames
Item #137121
Price: $13.95
Sweetie Pie
Item# 136849
Price: $13.95

March 7, 2014

Keep Your Sympathy On Hand

I am sad to say over the past month I have had a great need for sympathy cards.  If I know the family is Catholic, I tend to send a Mass card, but if not, I try to make sympathy cards.  It seems like each week over the last few weeks friends and family have lost a family member.  I always have a difficult time making sympathy cards in the moment.  I always say I am going to make a few to have on hand but never do.  I encourage you to make some sympathy cards to have ready when you need them and hope you don't need to use them.  It is much easier to make them when you don't need them than when you do.

The set I used for this card, while geared towards sympathy and illness, has been a very versatile set for me.  I have used it in scrapbooking as well as everyday cards.  Unfortunately, today's card was made for its true use.  Here are the details:

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette Marker
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, In-Color DSP
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Sizzix Labels Collection Framelits

March 5, 2014

Weekly Deals: March 4-10, 2014

Stampin' Up! has released a new set of weekly deals that you might want to see.  Here they are:

Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130024
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130023
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item # 125601
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126847
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Betsy'S Blooms Stampin' Around Standard Wheel Item # 126943
Regular Price: $6.50 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.88 US/$5.96 CAN

2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 130137
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Everything Easter Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 129363
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

March 1, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Too Cute!!

Have you subscribed to My Paper Pumpkin yet?  If not, here is something you are missing!  February's kit came in perfect time for me to put together an adorable gift bag for my upline's birthday.  I used one of the stamps I got in my kit to make a simple coordinating card to go with it.  This month brought some new features to the kit: more value in each kit and photopolymer stamps for a better cling to your clear block.

Now is a perfect time to try out My Paper Pumpkin.  If you sign up for My Paper Pumpkin as a new subscriber prior to March 31, 2014.  You will receive a free set of in-color markers with your Welcome Kit.  The nice thing about My Paper Pumpkin  is you can cancel at anytime or you can opt out from month to month if you need to take a break.  I love receiving a little surprise in my mailbox each month and it has been the perfect thing to reach for when I am in a pinch and need a quick card or project.  Click on my link to the left to sign up for your kit today!

February 27, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Last week was my sister-in-law's birthday.  This is the card I sent her.  I used a sketch from the Deconstructed Sketch blog.  I absolutely love how it came out and the fact that I got to play with some new product (Note the Sale-A-Bration banner punch, free with a $50 purchase this month!!!).

Here are the ingredients for this card:
Stamps: Embellished Events, Bring On the Cake
Ink: Midnight Muse Pad; Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, and So Saffron Markers
Paper: Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, I Am Me DSP
Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Banner Punch

February 26, 2014

Weekly Specials: February 25-March 3, 2014

So sorry to be off the grid last week!  I had a little catastrophe with my laptop.  I dropped it and broke the screen!  We ended up ordering a new one and I am trying to get used to it.  FYI, I do not like Windows 8!

I wanted to make sure you got the list of online deals for this week.  I am going to try to get a sample posted later this week providing I can access all the programs I need on my new computer!

So without further delay, here are this week's specials:

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies Item # 129380
Regular Price: 24.95 US/30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 18.71 US/23.21 CAN

Gold Metallic Encore Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: 9.95 US/12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 7.46 US/9.71 CAN

Basics Glimmer Brads Item # 121003
Regular Price: 4.95 US/6.5 CAN
Discounted Price: 3.71 US/4.88 CAN

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die Item # 125592
Regular Price: 21.95 US/26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 16.46 US/20.21 CAN

Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126844
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126846
Regular Price: 8.95 US/12.25 CAN
Discounted Price: 6.71 US/9.19 CAN

Season By Season Kit - Digital Download Item # 130060
Regular Price: 9.95 US/10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: 5.97 US/6.57 CAN


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