Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tips and Techniques Tuesday - Making Envelopes with Stampin' Up! designer Paper


Good Morning,

Today's video is on making your own matching envelopes.  Don't you just love to get cards and the envelops are even decorated.  Well this is one better you will be able to make your own matching envelope.  If you are using Designer Series paper on your card use that to make you envelope.  If you are not using Designer Series Paper then just get matching Paper and use that.  Since all of Stampin' Up! Accessories are color coordinated there should not be a problem to get a Designer Series paper to match your Base Card Stock, Ribbon brad or even the design of your Impression Folders.

I really hope you enjoy the video.



Happy Stamping,
Mary

Monday, April 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! Blommin' Bouquet Kit Video

Good Afternoon.  Thought you might like to see the video on how to do the Bloomin' Bouquet Kit.  This is from Stampin' Up!.

How about a free class if you purchase the kit, You can come to the free class with the kit and we will put them together.  I will supply the glue guns.





Click here to order now then click on the shop now button Remember until April 30 use the following Hostess code for a chance to win the Hostess rewards 37RWK42Z

Happy Stamping

Mary

From Stampin' Up! a new Craft Kit to Make the Bloomin' Bouquet Kit. Limited Time only


Good Morning,
It is a beautiful day here in Cheyenne and I just wanted to tell you about a great new project from Stampin' Up! that is out today just until supplies last.




Bloomin’ Bouquet  Project Kit

Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new! Give it to someone you wouldn't normally think of: a teller at the bank, a grocery store clerk, or the librarian at your local library. Anyone you encounter on your way that you'd like to give a little "thank you" to.
Ordering information:
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

Click here to order now then click on the shop now button Remember until April 30 use the following Hostess code for a chance to win the Hostess rewards 37RWK42Z 

Also don't forget to sign up for the Cinco De Mayo Retirement open house.  It is free.

Happy Stamping

Mary

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Such a Beautiful Day today

Good Morning,
Today is such a beautiful day, should get to the 70's.  Don is off and we have something to do this afternoon but hopefully will be able to stamp this evening.  I am in a blog hop starting May 10th and I have to get some cards done for that.  I also have my retirement party next Sunday so I want to show off the over 29 sets I have that are retiring (some I have yet to use). It will be a great time.  If you are in the Cheyenne area let me know if you would like to come, it is free.
This week was a big week also in the family.  Meigan was confirmed, we are so proud of her.  She is my camera person and director/producer of our videos.

Here is her photo, isn't she a lovely young lady.

Hope you all have a great day.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Just an Early Morning Sneak Peek.

Good Morning,  I thought you might like to see what I created last night.  Just a quick sneak peek.  Not a full blown really great card but it will show off some of the things the man in Brown brought me from Stampin' Up! yesterday.


Supplies: Stamp sets - Mosaic madness, Really Good Greetings; Inks - Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush; Card Stock - Whisper White; Designer Series paper -Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series paper; Accessories - Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mosaic Punch and Modern Mosaic Textured Impression Folder.

Then I decided to create a book mark for everyone that orders between now and June 1. So if you order from me or on-line through my Website http://marytrautner.stampinup.net you will receive a bookmark.  Background color may vary. Until April 30, 2013 Please use the following Hostess Code to also be put in for the Mystery Hostess rewards 37RWK42Z 


Supplies: Stamp Sets - Mosaic Madness, Label Love; Ink -  Pistachio Pudding,  Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar; Card Stock - Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White; Accessories - Glue Dots, 3/16 corner rounder punch, Artisan Label Punch.

Now would be a great time to join my team You get an extra $30 worth of Merchandise in your starter kit plus you can order from all the exciting preorder merchandise from the new catalog.  Click here to learn more. E-mail me for more Information or if you have questions

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Winner Is

The Guess the Retirement stamp set contest is over and the winner with 13 guess out of 20 correct is Marilyn.  Congratulations Marilyn.

Mother and Daughter Stamping Class Tonight

Good Afternoon,
Was a Beautiful day today.  Don was home so got some shopping done and baking I made Paleo Scones  we just love them.
Tonight I have a Mother and Daughter Stamping Class.  Below are the projects we will be doing.  I love teh Dress Framelit.  I didn't think I would but now that I have it I really like it.  Meigan says I do have to stay away from Pool Party and Primrose Petal as a color combo, she said I have used it in almost every card I made for the past 2 months.  Well I don't think so but I did cut the last of my Pool Party tonight so maybe I have.  What are your favorite color combos?  Mine seem to change with the seasons, I like the Regals in the fall and some winter.  Brights in the Summer and the Subtles in the Spring.  I usually want to try something new in the Winter and early spring.  Also my pre-order for the new catalog came today. In the next few days you maybe seeing some great things.

Happy Stamping
Mary
Dress Card
Mary Trautner
Supplies: Stamp Set – Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 115370, $36.95); Ink – Primrose Petal (126858, $5.95); Card Stock – Pool Party (122924, $6.95), More Mustard (100946, $6.95), Crumb Cake (120953, $6.95); Designer Paper – Afternoon Daydream (126927, $21.95); Accessories – Pearl Basic Jewels or Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119247, 119246, $4.95), Glue Dots (103683, $4.95),  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95), Modern Label Punch (119849, $16.95), Labels Collection Framelits ( 125598, $26.95), Dress Up framelits (130101, $24.95), Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (127819, $7.95).


Supplies:  Cardstock – Primrose Petal (126841, $6.95); Designer Paper – Afternoon Daydream (126927, $21.95); Accessories –Sticky Strip (104294, $6.95), Glue Dots (103683, $4.95),  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95), Petite Purse Bigz L Die (125606, $32.95), Embellishment such as button brad etc. for front of purse.




Thursday, April 25, 2013

There's A Card Thursday April 25 Using April's My Paper Pumpkin


 Hello Friends

Today on There's A Card Thursday we are going to be using the April My Paper Pumpkin Kit to create some great cards.  We are not going to follow the instructions but we are going to explore our creative side.  The photo above is how the instructions tell you how to do it.  So lets head to the video and see what we can create.



Thanks For Visiting
Happy Stamping
Mary


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retirement Lists are here



Hello everyone,

Today is the day that the retirement lists from Stampin' Up! comes out.  It is always an exciting time.  I always try to guess what is going to retire and then what new stamps sets we can expect.  I love this time of year.  I know it is sad to see some of the things go but the anticipation is huge for the new things.  Stampin' Up always seems to have new things coming down the line to replace what we think are irreplaceable. I know it is tough but Stampin' Up! has some good deals on the retiring Accessories.  Just Remember that once the accessories are gone they are gone.  The stamp sets they will produce until the end of the catalog which is May 31.

Also if you Order over $30 from now until Midnight April 30 and use this Hostess Code 37RWK42Z you will be entered into a drawing for the Hostess Benefits, if there are over $150 worth of orders.  I entry per person. You can Click Here to Shop Now Just click the Shop Now button. When you are in your shopping bag, on the left side near the bottom you will see a box it says " Do You have a hostess Code" Enter 37RWK42Z there, then click apply.

I had a contest about guess what will retire and by Thursday afternoon I should have the winner for that contest.

You Can see the Stamp Retirement List Just Click Here

You Can see the Accessories Retirement List Just Click Here

Click Here to Shop Now


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tips & Techniques Tuesday My Paper Pumpkin for April



My Paper Pumpkin came for April and I couldn't wait to open it.  Have you got yours yet?  Isn't it great.  Here is the video of my opening and making the first card.



If you would like to order your monthly My Paper Pumpkin Kit, you can. Join Now!

Happy Stamping
Mary

Monday, April 22, 2013

It is snowing again

I can not believe this this is the third week it is snowing at the start of the week Mondays are bad enough why snow 

Linky Party

What is a linky party well we shall see.  It sounds fun.  Here is the link to the party, it contains sites that have craft ideas from different blogs.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin for April

I had to share.  Went to the mail box today, it has been a few days and what was sitting in the box - MY PAPER PUMPKIN.  It is great it is another card kit and so cute.  I did a video that I will upload for Tips & Techniques Tuesday but thought I would share a photo of the one I did.


New Stampin' Up! Catalog

Since this is Stampin' Up!s 25 Anniversary I was expecting a lot from their new catalog which goes live on June 1.  Well last night I got to see a sneak peek at the catalog and it exceeds my expectations.  Some great new stamps and some great new accessories.  I have two i just love and want right now.  We will be selling clay and clay mold, combine that with our re-inkers and we can have buttons in any of our colors.  Then also for all you folks with the Big Shot, you know how the framlits can move when you put them down and we sometimes use tape, well they now have a magnetic platform to hold them in place, that will be the first thing on my list June 1st.

Remember if you would like a free catalog you will need to have ordered from me at least $50 worth of merchandise by April 24.  You can place your order at http://marytrautner.stampinup.net

Great Catalog Stampin' Up!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Free Stampin' Up! 2103-2014 Catalog and other information on New Catalog

OK you know about the retirement contest information can be found here http://marysstampinghappenings.blogspot.com/2013/04/stampin-up-retirement-stamp-set-list.html

But would you like a free new 2013-2014 catalog delivered right to your home? Well if you do all you have to do is Order $50 of Stampin' Up! products from me by April 24.  You can either Call or e-mail me your order or if you are out of town and would like it delivered directly to your door just choose Mary Trautner as your demonstrator when you order from HERE IF your order is in I will send you a new 2013 -2014 Catalog free of charge which will be delivered directly to your door.




Handmade Card just for my Husband

Don has been trying really hard on something lately and I am so proud of him  that I made this card for him.
Could it also be a sneak peek at a Tips & Techniques Tuesday?

Just so you know Don I do love you and thanks for all the effort.


Friday, April 19, 2013

What a great Ladies Night out

Had a good Ladies Night out tonight.  It was fun.  I got my next Techniques Class project done.  Some Birthday Invitations were made, some triple Stamping and a lot of playing with the Big Shot.  It was a fun night for everyone.  Next one will be May 10th.



Stampin' Up! Retirement Stamp Set List Contest

OK here goes our event for the Retirement list.  The Retirement list comes out around the 24th of this month.  So you have until April 19th Midnight to get me your list of retirement Stamp Sets.  You may choose 20 sets you think will retire, the person that has the most on the real retirement list will receive a prize.  You may comment with your 20 on this post or you may e-mail me your list.  So ready Set go.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

There's A Card Thursday - Rip and Tear


OK  This sounds good one for today.  I could rip and tear my hair out.  The girls are home one more day.  It is snowy and there are actual drifts.  This is the most snow I have seen all year and it is April.  Warm showers nice warmer days NOT snowy and 19 degrees.  So let's do some ripping and tearing.



Happy Stamping

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April Snow Storms Bring May Flowers?

Last year we skipped Spring and went from winter to summer.  I guess we are now making up for it.  Most snow we have gotten in years.  I was out snow blowing this morning at 6 AM it is noon and Don is doing it now.  At least the wind has died down some what or we would have a 6 foot drift in our front yard.  Heavy wet snow.  I know we can use the moisture but I would rather have ti come in the form of rain.  Get rid of the cold.  No School today and Don is off so we are home which is nice.  I am heading down stairs to do some videos and cards. Just thought everyone would like to see the pictures.



This and That Updates


Well since I am up at 5 AM on a snow day I thought I might as well update you on everything that is going on at Stampin' Up! and remind you of some classes.

A reminder about the Guess the Retirement List Game.
The Retirement list comes out around the 24th of this month.  So you have until April 19th Midnight to get me your list of retirement Stamp Sets.  You may choose 20 sets you think will retire, the person that has the most on the real retirement list will receive a prize.  Just e-mail me your list by Midnight April 19.  So ready Set go.

I still have space for the Ladies night out and the Technique Class coming up.
Girls Night Out Friday April 19, 7:30 – 9:30 Come and create.  Bring a project to finish or come make some cards.  Cost is $5.  You will have the use of my tools and my scrap piles of card stock. Please call or e-mail to reserve spot.


April Techniques Class will be Sunday April 21 1:30 to 3:30 or Tuesday April 23 10:00 AM to Noon. We will be doing a project or advance card Technique.   After we do the technique you will be able to create some cards using these techniques.  Cost is $15, free with a $30 order.  
 Please E-mail me if you would like to come.

What is going on with Stampin' Up! a lot.
1. Free MDS Download Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit #126027 Good Only to April 23. Go to http://marytrautner.stampinup.net and click on shop now and order it.  Don't need to order anything else.  Works with My Digital Studio and most other Digital software.

2. New Submit a Project Kit
Dolled Up Birthday
We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!


The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
Dress Up die-cuts (6)
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

3. Great Offer From Stampin' Up! if you would like to join my team.  This is a great way to get a lot of product for little cost and you don't have to do anything if you don't want.

 Join my team. No need to sell, you don't have to do any parties or classes just join for $99 and receive $150 worth of Merchandise.  To make it better you can pick just what you want - If you want the big shot and some dies that is all you have to buy.  To make it even better yet no shipping like getting another 10% off.  If you bought just the Big Shot it would be $99.95 plus $10 for shipping and taxes.  Join my Team and for $99 plus taxes you can get the Big Shot plus $54 worth of anything else you might want (I would go for the Flower Folds Big XL die). To sweeten even more.  After you are a demo your first order within 45 days that is over $150 you get 30% off.  You just can't pass this up if you want to get the most for your money.  After that first order you get 20% all orders.  Even if you do't want to do parties or classes you still get the discount on your orders.  This offer is only good until May 30  head over to my Stampin' Up! site and join the fun

4. Or if you want to hold a Stamping Party  If you have a Stamping Party and your total reaches $350 you get an extra $30 worth of merchandise for a total of $80 worth of free merchandise so call now and reserve a date for that party. Parties must be closed by May 30.

5. We're excited to announce that our second photopolymer stamp set is now available. Bombs Away Birthday (item 133411) is a fun, unique set that will certainly bring a smile to anyone. Try it out today!

Just an update on everything going on.  Remember to check my blog daily for updates and and Tuesday is Tips and Techniques Tuesday with new Technique Videos and There's a Card Thursday with new card Video.  


Happy Stamping

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dolled Up Birthday Kit From Stampin' Up!


We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included




Tips and Techniques Tuesday April 16 Rolling Marble

This is a fun Technique and I love doing it.  Of course I always loved playing with marbles.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Prom and the Beautiful Ladies.

Today was Kayla's Prom and such Beautiful Ladies that went with her.  Just a few photos.




Aren't they Lovely





 Sending their photos to parents and facebook




Exciting day today.

I am all ready for my Stamping Party Today.  I am so excited to meet new people and share what I love stamping and creating with paper.  I just can't wait.


Also Kayla's Prom is tonight.  I have ordered her flowers for her hair.  Got her all the last minute things she needs.  She has to go shoe shopping when she gets off work.  She got paid yesterday and so is shopping today.  I will post more picture of her this evening.


Friday, April 12, 2013

Hand Made Card For Tomorrows Workshop

Tomorrow I have a workshop and this will be their make and take card.  I really like the colors.  I think Primrose Petal and Pool Party are a great combination.  We will have a fun time.
Here are the supplies to make this card.

Mixed Bunch Card
Supplies:  Stamp Sets – Mixed Bunch (Clear 125537, Pg 94), Bring on the Cake (Clear 121958, pg 142); Ink – Primrose Petal ( 16858, pg 152), Pool Party (126982, pg 152), More Mustard (126964, pg 155); Cardstock – Primrose Petal 8 ½ x 5 ½ (126841, pg 152), Whisper White 3 3x3” (100730 pg 156), More Mustard 3 x3” (100946, Pg 155), Pool party 3x3” (122975, Pg 152); Accessories – Simply Scrappin’ kit Afternoon Daydream (126927, pg 167)use paper 4 x 2 ½ and rick rack strip, 3/16 Metallic Brads (119741, pg 174), Glue Dots (103683, pg 177), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, pg 177), Decorative Label Punch (120907, pg 182), Blossom Punch ( 125603, pg 185) paper piercing tool (126189, pg 181).

This month's Paper Pumpkin is on it's way!!!

I can't wait to see what it is.  Maybe more cards?  Maybe a box or two - I love boxes? Maybe a decorative item for my room? Oh what it can it be.  I will show you all when it comes hopefully Tuesday.

This was the first month you got to make four of these cards.  Aren't they great.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

There's A Card Thursday Featuring Triple Layer Stamping.

Today's There's A Card Thursday features Triple Layer stamping.  I really hope you enjoy it.  If you missed the Technique video just check out the Technique page for it.




Happy Stamping

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Photopolymer set From Stampin' Up!



New Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I know what is going to be on my next order.




We're excited to announce that our second photopolymer stamp set is now available. Bombs Away Birthday (item 133411) is a fun, unique set that will certainly bring a smile to anyone. Try it out today!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Deadline for this month.


Just a reminder if you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet if you would like to receive your first kit this month you must sign up by the End of April 10 which is tomorrow.

Here is the video for the cards you make in the first set.



Remember go to http://www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up and choose me as your Demonstrator.

Tips & Techniques Tuesday Triple Layer Stamping April 9

This is a great Technique and not that hard.  I show it with Emboss Resistant Stamping and with out.

Hope you enjoy this technique to use with card making and scrap booking.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Did You order and get free shipping

Tomorrow Monday is the last day fro free shipping.  That saves you money, from $6.95 up to 10% of your order. Don't forget to get those orders in and use Hostess Code NKMVKXYP


FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING FOR THREE DAYS!
We're excited to let you know that we are offering 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, demonstrator, workshop, online). Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything?



To Make it even better I am going to offer a free prize for ever on-line order that uses the following Hostess Code: NKMVKXYP If you are going to be ordering under $150 please use this code. If you are ordering over $150 I don't want you to miss out on your Stampin' Rewards, but under $150 you do not get Stampin' Rewards and I will give you a chance to win this prize.