Friday, January 31, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop - Heartfelt


Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.

Yes it is that time of year again Sale-A-Bration.  Don't you just love to get free items.  This year Stampin' Up! has 13 items that you can get during Sale-A-Bration, Yes 13 items. The Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop has all 13 items in the hop so you can see them all.

Now if you came in order you got here from Twila (Stamp a Little Longer) and her Twisty Treats.  Aren't they great, doesn't she do a lovely job.
If you would like to hear more about the Hop you can find out a lot of the information here:
http://www.stampinaddicts.com/forums/general-stampin-talk/9478-sale-bration-blog-hop-january-31-2014-a.html
You can also go to my Linky/Blog Hop Page to find all the participants.

What did I choose to do?  I choose Heartfelt the Banner Kit.

I really like Banners and wanted to see this one.  I made one according to the instructions - I did have some left overs that I used in other ways.  I did not include photos on it as I am going to give it to my daughter who is graduating this year and I want her to fill it up with her friends senior pictures so she can take it to college.



I did sponge up some of the flags.  The coordinating colors are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz.  I love the flower flags, and the felt balls are great.  I added a stamp from You're Lovely.  I intertwined the two strings with the felt balls and the flags.



I had a few things left over and needed a Birthday Card so I used some of the left over on a card.



I also used the Sale-A-Bration Set - See Ya Later (133536).  From the Occasion Mini Catalog I used Banner Framelits (132173). From the Annual Catalog I used the Chevron Embossing Folder (127749).  I Sponged the Heart with Coastal Cabana.  I attached the heart with Sticky Strip everything else with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I love the Chevron look with the banner framelits.


The next thing I knew I was opening my second pack of Heartfelt and was doing some cards.
I really love this one.

I used three of the flags from Heartfelt (133514),  I told you I love the Flower Flag doesn't it just pop.  The green flag fit perfect behind the Flower Flag with just the top and bottom showing and makes it stand out.  I then layered them on the one of the Heart cut out flags.  I used Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (133520) for the background on the Calypso Coral Card.  I used, I like you from You're Lovely Sale-A-Bration set (133578), and the Circles Collection Framelits (130911).  This is one of the best cards I created with the Heartfelt Banner Kit.  I may show more later.

Hope you like this part of the hop.  Your next stop will be Yapha at Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha She has some great projects using See Ya Later.
You can also get to Twilia and Yapha with these arrows.  Have fun at the rest of the Blog Hop.



 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - January 30, 2014 - Star or Sun Burst Card


So today as I promised on Tips & Techniques Tuesday we will be putting together a card with the Star/Sun Burst technique.

This card went to a very good friend when she started her new job.

I really like this technique and it is really good because you can do a bunch of bases and then just pop them on cards with a focal point or saying and you got a card.  I will have keep some in my fast card box.

This post will be a little short as I am scheduling it as I have to bring Kayla to the Denver Airport and her flight leaves at 7:30 AM which means we are out of the house by 3:30 AM.  But check back here on Friday as I will be part of the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.

Hope you enjoy the video.




Remember to get those orders in for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Sale-A-Bration and Other New things from Stampin' Up!

WOW is all I can say so much going on with Stampin' Up! TODAY.

In Tips and Techniques Tuesday I went over some of the Sale-A-Bration items but now I have the links to them all.  Stampin' Up! also introduced a few new items today.  Let's get started with the Weekly Deals.

Click Here to see them all

Price: $6.95 $5.21
This soft and flowing ribbon drapes like silk. Includes 10 yards. Available now only for a limited time!
Price: $7.95 $5.96
The Floral Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder lets you create instant floral masterpieces all year round! The deep embossed look adds interest, dimension, and texture on single layers of card stock and Designer Series Paper. Folder coordinates with the Beyond the Garden suite and measures 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".
Price: $26.95 $20.21
The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you're placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single labels for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer Series Paper. Labels Collection coordinates with our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. Largest label is approximately 5-7/16" wide. Includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die Storage.


Price: $8.95 $6.71
Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through.


* 10 yards

Price: $5.95 $4.46
Classic Stampin' Pads and refills come in a wonderful variety of exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, grouped in families to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.
* Dye-based ink
* Acid-free
* Coordinate with exclusive Stampin' Up! card stock and Stampin' Write Markers
* New firm foam pad provides better ink coverage for your stamps!
* 1/2 oz. ink refills sold individually or in color families
Price: $9.95 $5.97

This download was added on 10/23/2012

Download includes:
* 15-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 10 Designer Series Papers
* 19 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A gorgeous take on winter for use on cards, photobooks, tags, or holiday decor

Coordinating colors:
Going Gray, Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise
Price: $5.95 $4.46
Classic Stampin' Pads and refills come in a wonderful variety of exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, grouped in families to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.
* Dye-based ink
* Acid-free
* Coordinate with exclusive Stampin' Up! card stock and Stampin' Write Markers
* New firm foam pad provides better ink coverage for your stamps!
* 1/2 oz. ink refills sold individually or in color families

Such great Weekly deals especially the Label Framelits.

What else is going on.

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
item 132657
$29.95

It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

To Learn more and to see a video on this Click Here

If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders (for a total of  $50 or more), you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift-the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice! (You must order before March 31, 2014, to qualify for the free gift.)



Click Here to See the Sale-A-Bration brochure and to see what the Decorative Dots Folder Looks like.


Another new Items is another great Card Kit Hip Hip Hooray

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kits - by Stampin' Up!
Price: $19.95
Why get your cards at the store? You’ve got 20 cards at your fingertips. They’re thoughtful, they’re beautiful, they’re handmade, and they take just minutes to make! The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as papercrafters, and also makes a great gift!

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:
* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure

If you would like me to e-mail you a brochure Click here




Sale-A-Bration
This was made with the Good as Gold Sale-A-Bration item (133512)


SHOP
During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose any of the brochure's exclusive products with each $50* purchase.

This year we've made it easier than ever for you to get your free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $50--perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie. You don’t need to purchase the bundles any $50 order from on-line only, Annual Catalog, Occasion Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Brochure qualifies you for a free Sale-A-Bration item.


*Excluding tax and shipping
This uses the Sweet Sorbet paper, Sweet Sorbet accessories pack, Decorative Dots embossing folder and You're Lovely Stamp set.



HOST
For Parties $300 or more you get an extra $30 in hostess rewards.  So if your Party is $300 - $399 instead of $50 you will receive $80.


JOIN
Join Stampin' Up! and for $99 you will receive $150 worth of merchandise and you get to pick what it is. Click Here to join. 

Don't forget to call or email and schedule you party slots are running out.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - January 28, 2014 - Starburst or Sunburst Technique

First off let me just say -

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday Dear Mary
Happy Birthday to Me.


Yes today is my birthday, but I am not going to tell you how old I am, but my daughters think I am older than dirt.

I do enjoy Birthdays as I love to party.  I have a friend whose Birthday is also today and she is way older than I am.  We met at our gym taking an exercise class and I just hope in 20 years years I am still doing what she is doing being 30 years older than I am.  Happy Birthday Tess.

Today is also Tips & Techniques Tuesday and I will be showing you how to do the Sunburst or Starburst technique.  I have heard it called both so I really don't know which is the right name.  It is a fun technique and this one uses Designer Series Paper - there is another one that uses ink which I will show you later - and makes a great background.  On There's A Card Thursday I will make some cards using this technique for you, so check back on Thursday.

Today is also the START OF SALE-A-BRATION.  I will show you some things you can do with the free items you can get during Sale-A-Bration after the video.  


Well then let's get to the video




Sale-A-Bration
This was made with the Good as Gold Sale-A-Bration item (133512)



SHOP
During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose any of the brochure's exclusive products with each $50* purchase.

This year we've made it easier than ever for you to get your free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $50--perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie. You don’t need to purchase the bundles any $50 order from on-line only, Annual Catalog, Occasion Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Brochure qualifies you for a free Sale-A-Bration item.


*Excluding tax and shipping
This uses the Sweet Sorbet paper, Sweet Sorbet accessories pack, Decorative Dots embossing folder and You're Lovely Stamp set.



HOST
For Parties $300 or more you get an extra $30 in hostess rewards.  So if your Party is $300 - $399 instead of $50 you will receive $80.


JOIN
Join Stampin' Up! and for $99 you will receive $150 worth of merchandise and you get to pick what it is. Click Here to join. 

Have a great Stamping Day today
Mary


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Grandma's Rocking Chair - January 26, 2014 - Dazzling Detail Glitter

Grandma's Rocking Chair Question - How to do you put on Dazzling Diamonds?

I use Dazzling Diamonds very rarely,  I love the look but hate that it gets all over and I do mean all over.  Today I had an Open House for my Birthday and brought out the bling.  Part of the bling they could use, was the Dazzling Diamonds.

I got this idea from Sue Reynolds at convention.  I thought it was great for a Birthday Party and it was.
It really needed bling so we blinged it up.  Pearls, Rhinestones, and Dazzling Diamonds.  I would have used the glass glitter as that doesn't get all over, but it was to big and would not look nice on this little light.  Since a lot of the folks have never used Dazzling Diamonds and wanted to know about it.  So thought you would all like to know about Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

This is what Stampin' Up! Product description says about Dazzling details.

Stampin’ Glitter

Features & Benefits
·         Polyester glitter
·         Adds a touch of sparkle
·         Easy to adhere with Heat & Stick Powder, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, or Sticky Strip
Dazzling Diamonds
·         1/2 oz.
·
Quick Trick
You can dye Dazzling Diamonds to coordinate with any Stampin’ Up! color. Here’s how:

1. Add one drop of Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and a few drops of water to an empty Stack & Store
container.
2. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of Dazzling Diamonds and mix. Continue adding glitter until all the dye is
absorbed. The glitter will become fluffy as it absorbs the dye.
3. Continue to mix glitter until it sparkles. The dyed glitter will stay fluffy but the color will reflect off
the glitter, so all you see is colored sparkles.


Add a splash of glitter to fingernail polish for unique effects!

I will have to try it with nail polish.

So how do you get it to stick.
1.  Stampin' Up! says to use Heat & Stick Powder but I think it is not easy for someone who has never used it before so that was not a good one.  Though if you have used it before and are not putting the glitter on plastic it works great.

2. Multipurpose Glue -  not bad but I didn't use it, mainly because they make dots and heavy lines or if you use the other tip a large swatch. and all we needed was a small area covered.

3. Sticky Strip - not good for this one as we were only doing a small area. and needed to attach on odd shaped objects.

4. What I used - 2-Way Glue Pen - I really like this as you can just put some on the small areas wait a few seconds until most of it dries and then drop it into the the Dazzling Diamonds container.  I put all my embossing powders, and glitters in  those plastic ziplock boxes, works great and helps keep the glitter a little better.
Ziploc® brand Containers with the Smart Snap® Seal







You can even use Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to attach glitter.

Because everyone had fun i may have to take out the Dazzling Diamonds more often.


Just remember 2 days before Sale-A-Bration Starts, get your list ready.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Valentine's Day Card Class

Thursday I held two Valentine's Day Card Classes.






The cards were fun to make and everyone seemed to have a good time.



 For the Folks in Cheyenne you can come to a class and have a great time also.  Check out these upcoming classes.

Envelope Punch Board Class Thursday January 30 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Free for all those that ordered or received an envelope punch Board ordered through me.  This class will teach you the basics on how to use the punch board, we will make three envelopes and then we will make a few boxes.  Please bring you punch board.


Christmas Card Class Sunday February 2, 1:30 – 3:30 PM and Tuesday February 4, 10:00 – Noon.  2 Designs of Christmas Cards. You can complete 10 Cards 5 of each design for $20, or free with a minimum order.  Please reserve your spot by January 27, 2014.

Ladies Night Out Friday February 7, 2013 7:30 – 9:30 PM.  Bring a project to work on.  Come enjoy friends and crafting. Cost is $5.  You will have the use of all of my tools and scraps. Reserve your spot by February 4.  Come and get those projects done.

Sale-A-Bration Open House February 9, 2013, 1:30 – 3:30 PM See what all the Sale-A-Bration is About. Games Prizes and make and takes. Free  Please Call or E-mail to Reserve a Spot


Hershey Kisses Class - Thursday February 13 1:00 – 3:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM We will be making Easter Basket and Umbrella. In this monthly class we will be making 3D design favors using Hershey Kisses and Nuggets.  Cost is $10. All designs by Brenda Quintana. Please reserve your spot by February 8.

February Technique Class Sunday February 16, 1:30—3:30 PM and Tuesday February 18, 10:00 AM to Noon.  Cost of the class is $15 free with a $30 order.  Please reserve your spot by February 12.



 BINGO Night Bingo Night at Triumph High School. Thursday February 27, 6:00 PM Come join me and other Home Party demonstrators.

Christmas Card Class Sunday March 2, 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Tuesday March 4, 10:00 – Noon.  2 Designs of Christmas Cards. You can complete 10 Cards 5 of each design for $20, or free with a minimum order.  Please reserve your spot by February 27, 2014.

Ladies Night Out Friday March 7, 2014 7:30 – 9:30 PM.  Bring a project to work on.  Come enjoy friends and crafting. Cost is $5.  You will have the use of all of my tools and scraps. Reserve your spot by March 4.  Come and get those projects done.

Mini Memories Simply Created Album Class Sunday March 9 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Tuesday March 11, 10 AM to Noon.  This is a Prepaid Class, reservations and fees must be paid by February 28th.  You will receive the Mini Memories Simply Created Album Kit. Bring Photos and we will create a 7 x 5” Album, 6 double sided pages and embellishments.  Cost for the Basic Class is $20. You may also want to include the coordinating Stamp Set Quite the Pair and you can include either the wood (16.19) or clear (12.71) mounted version when you pay for your order. If you would like to pay by PayPal (additional 3%) I will gladly send you an invoice just let me know.

Hershey Kisses Class - Thursday March 13 1:00 – 3:00 PM and 7:00 – 9:00 PM We will be making Baby Carriage and House. In this monthly class we will be making 3D design favors using Hershey Kisses and Nuggets.  Cost is $10. All designs by Brenda Quintana. Please reserve your spot by March 8.

March Technique Class Sunday March 16, 1:30—3:30 PM and Tuesday March 18, 10:00 AM to Noon.  Cost of the class is $15 free with a $30 order.  Please reserve your spot by March 12.

What to Do with Stampin’ Up! Stamp cases.  Sunday March 23 1:30 – 3:30 PM or Tuesday March 25 10:00 AM – Noon. This is a Pre-Paid Class - Reservations and fees must be paid by March 14. You will receive a set of Clear Mount Stamp Cases, supplies to decorate it, a pen and a Junior Memo Pad to place inside. Price is $15. If you would like to pay by PayPal (additional 3%) I will gladly send you an invoice just let me know.



Give me a call or e-mail to sign up for a class.

Happy Stamping
Mary

Thursday, January 23, 2014

There's A Card Thursday - January 23, 2014 - Alternate Cards with January Paper Pumpkin

On Tuesday you saw January's Paper Pumpkin today I am going to change it up a little and show you some other things you can do with this Kit.

Here are the cards as the instructions are.


These are beautiful cards.  But you will notice that the cards are colored inside.  I love color, not that I don't like craft or the neutrals but this time of year I can use some color in my life.  

So I changed things up a bit.



Those colors are so great I just had to do something with them.

Don't forget you can also get a craft kit a month when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin Just click here to sign up.  $19.95 which includes postage.  

Here is the video I really hope you like it.


Don't forget to order your Paper Pumpkin Kit before February 10, to get the free set of In-color Markers.  Click here to order.

Have a great Day
Happy Stamping
Mary