Friday, May 29, 2020

Classic Stampin' Spot Techniques

Classic Stampin’ Spot Techniques

Classic Stampin’ Spot Techniques

The new Classic Stampin’ Spots Assortment on page 147 of the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog is the perfect little ink collection for you. With eight colors from Basic Gray to Granny Apple Green, the lovely array of colors hits the spot.

Here are some fun techniques to prove that some of the best things come in tiny packages.

  • Block Background: Use the spot as a stamp. Turn it over and apply it directly to the paper for the cutest card on the block.
  • Tasteful Texture: To mimic the wood grain of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, swipe the spot across the stamps instead of pressing the stamp to the ink.
  • Layered Colors: Use the Stamparatus and apply the darkest colors around the edges of the image. Stamp. Then clean the stamp and apply a lighter color in the center. Stamp again to create the look of a multicolored markered image.
These Stampin' Spots are a great way to a bunch of colors.  They are great for travel and a space saver if you don't have the room for the bigger ink pads.  They also work great with the Stamparatus as you don't get extra ink around the edges.  All you need to go with them is the refill.

Speaking of refills - some of them may not be available in June.  The manufacturer of the ink refill bottles has been prioritizing the production of medical products. There may be lots of delays and back orders because of Covid-19.  

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Annual Catalog Celebration Kickoff and Sunflowers

Annual Catalog Celebration Kickoff

We're having a celebration during June! Anyone who holds a party or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin' Rewards with a qualifying purchase.  In order to qualify you must have at least a $250 order. 
The catalog is going live on June 3rd so have your wish lists all ready.

FYI! The Stampin' Pierce mat is returning.  
Due to its usability for a variety of papercrafting techniques, including as a work surface to get even 
ink pressure and coverage with background stamps, we have decided to continue offering the 
Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) as an annual catalog item and remove it from the retired list. We will add 
this item as a catalog write-in under catalog corrections and update the catalog PDF to include
 it (for those referencing the downloadable file). Please note that the item number for this product is 
currently shut off. We will post a Weekly Update as soon as we replenish 
our inventory and the item is once again available to order.

When the new catalog debuts next week Celebrating Sunflowers is one of my favorites.  Here are a 
couple of examples.  

Isn't this set fabulous?  I will show you some more in another post. Did you notice some new colors? The 
first card uses the Bumblebee card stock but I don't have the ink yet so i used Crushed Curry.  
What else do you see?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion


Hi! Happy Wednesday! Oh my gosh! I am SO excited! I am not sure about you, but during the past few months, I need anything that makes me happy and I have some GREAT news for you! Are you ready?

The Ultimate Bundle.. the Stampin Up! starter kit, just got better! Its always the best deal in our catalog but here is what you will get..

1. The kit is $99 and you get to choose what you want in YOUR kit - choose $125 of product!

2. You will get FREE Shipping! That is a 10% savings!

3. You will get a pack of 8 new annual catalogs and beginner brochures to share with your friends (if you chose to do so).

4.You will get a Paper Pumpkin Kit of SU's choice. 

AND...... the best part!!! 

5.  A FREE Bundle of your choice - that's right, choose a stamp/die bundle or a stamp/punch bundle for FREE!! (this is up to a $   value).

Saturday, May 16, 2020

No Stamps Needed Class In the Mail

No Stamps Needed 
Class in the Mail


It's time for another Class in the Mail! This time none of the cards needs a stamp set to complete.  All you need is glue and dimensionals. I have used some dies and punches to create these for you.  All of them use the Well Written dies.

Here are the options for the No Stamps Needed Class.

Option 1
Free card kit with a $35 minimum order you will get the card kit for all 6 cards plus the free PDF when you use the host code – W7PUXF3T

Option 2
Just the tutorial for the 6 cards - $15

You can place your order online HERE! or I can place them for you. 

Please let me know if you would like to order by Wednesday May 20th.

Thank you to everyone for your support.  I hope you are safe and well.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Well Written Dies

The dies that go with the stamp set Well Said are very versatile on their own.  Here is a picture of them all cut out.  Sorry I am missing some of the dots but I dropped them as I was taking them to photograph.  You can always just color the dot with a black marker.

There are lots of words here but you can make your own with a little work.  I found a video on YouTube so I am going to link you to it.  Why reinvent the wheel!  She shows you how to make every letter in the alphabet to create your own words.  Notice how she glues them to card! Click here to see it. Enjoy!

Notice in the next photo how the shine on the first one.  You can get this effect by using the fine tip glue pen or Crystal Effects if you still have some but it is messy and you have to let it dry.  I did this by putting a piece of packing tape on the black card-stock and them running it thru the Big Shot.  Pretty cool idea!

I am working on a Class to Go that uses these dies.  Stay tuned for it maybe tomorrow!

Product List

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Look What I Have

The brand new catalogs are here! Let me know if you want to have one! It's an awesome catalog!

The June Paper Pumpkin is going to be a fun one! See what is enclosed below! who wouldn't want a box of sunshine especially now during the pandemic.


Box of Sunshine
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
To get your box of sunshine click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Stampin' Blends Labels

Happy Belated Mother's Day to everyone! My family did a fun thing for Mother's Day.  We played a family game of Pictionary on Zoom.  It was fun to see everyone faces and play together even if we could not be together.  I will certainly be happy when more of the restrictions are lifted.
Sorry to have been missing in action for a few days.  I got a new computer last week and boy what a learning curve.  My emails would not work for several days. I felt like I was on computer overload. I have spent sometime recently organizing my stamp room or should I call it my studio.  Oh well whatever you call it I have sent a lot of time in this room lately.  I put labels on all of my blends and thought you might like to see them.  I printed them out on card-stock (not SU) and punched out with a 1/2" circle punch them glued the label on the end of the blend.  Much easier to read and grab the one I need. Let me know if you would like a copy of the file. 

I have my copy of the new catalog and will be sharing that with you in the coming months.  I will have catalogs for you this week if my shipping stays on track. You are going to love it!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Blog Arrival Time Check

Please let me know either by a comment below or email the date and time you receive the email of this post.
Thank you!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Ornate Garden Deal of the Week

The Ornate Garden Suite is one of my all time favorites and I hope it is ours too.  Get the whole package or just smaller parts of it.  You have the whole year to get this suite. If you order any of the three bundles this week using the host code for May PYYWKQTG  you will receive a pack of the Gilded Gem for free.

 Product List

Remember to look at the retiring list and the clearance rack.

 See the Ornate Garden Suite by clicking HERE .  You may Shop with me using Host code PYYWKQTG

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ornate Garden featured This Week

The Ornate Garden Suite is available to order right now and it is going to be in the new catalog.  It is an awesome suite with two bundles, beautiful DSP,  an embossing folder and lots more  goodies. I took part in a tutorial which is pictured below.  You can own this tutorial! It has lots of great ideas for cards.  I have made 4 of them for you. Scroll on down.

Card 1 uses the DSP and ribbon and the embossing folder.

Card 2 uses several of the lovely dies in this suite.

Card 3 uses the dies, the DSP and one of the flower stamps.  The sentiments are gold embossed.

Card 4 is a fun fold card .

If you would like to recreate these cards yourself and the many others in this tutorials the ways are listed below.

You can get this exclusive mega tutorial in one of 3 ways during  May and June.

  1. Place an order for the ORNATE GARDEN SUITE #154153 or either of the smaller bundles in the suite ORNATE THANKS #154115 or ORNATE STYLE #154119. You will receive the ORNATE GARDEN MEGA tutorial bundle for free.
  2.  Place an order for $50 or more to receive the tutorial for free.
  3. You can purchase the tutorial for $21. I am sorry I do not have a PayPal button yet.  Please contact me for payment options.

See the Ornate Garden Suite by clicking HERE .  You may Shop with me using Host code PYYWKQTG for May.


Inspirational Sunday

I hope this inspires you to make something beautiful!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Favorite New In Color

What is your favorite new In Color and why?

I chose Just Jade for a card swap that I am participating in later this month.  I don't know if it my favorite yet.  I can't wait to play with them!  I will pick one person from the comments to get a sample of the new colors so leave me a comment!


Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Tip of the Week

How are you storing your stamp pads, markers and blends?  The ink pads should always be stored flat and right side up. The markers and blends on their sides.  So don't stick those markers and blends in a cup holder. The ink works better when it is distributed evenly.
This is not true for Memento Black, Stazon-On and Versamark pads - any pads where the lid comes off.  They should all be stored upside down to keep the ink at the surface of the pad.
Hope this helps!

May Class in the Mail

May Class in the Mail


It's time for the May Class in the Mail! I thought we all needed some time in the tropics so I designed my cards around the Timeless Tropical bundle in the January-June 202 Mini catalog on pages 38-40.  I know I sure need some time at the beach!       

Here are the options for May

Option 1
With a $35 minimum order you will get the card kit for all 4 cards plus the free PDF when you use the host code – CNRBRESQ

Option 2
Order the Timeless Tropical Bundle $61 (add on $4.25 if you want it mailed) and receive a free PDF for 3 more cards and a 3-D item using this Bundle.

Option 3
Just the tutorial for the 4 cards - $15

You can place your order online HERE! or I can place them for you. 

The products you will need to complete the tutorial are as follows – of course you can always use black or ink colors that you own that are close to these colors.

Black Memento Ink
Shaded Spruce Ink
Lovely Lipstick Ink
Old Olive Ink
Early Espresso Ink

Please let me know if you would like to order by Monday May 4th.  I would like to get this order in before May 5th as that is the day that demos can pre-order form the new catalog.  It will be hard to get items in a timely manner for a week or so after that date.

Supply list 

Thank you to everyone for your support.  I hope you are safe and well.