Friday, June 29, 2018

Highlights of my Plate Decor Classes held Monday and Thursday (click here if viewing in email to view videos)

Hi, Everyone,
This has been a busy week as we have been making our panels for July, August, and September in my  Plate Decor Classes on Monday and Thursday. BUT, there is more to come with classes on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 2:00. The ladies have really been enjoying these classes as you will be able to see from the slideshow videos below. Take a look:

Monday's Class

Thursday's Class

July Plate
This plate features the Waterfront Stamp Set in the appropriate red, white, and blue inks with the Celebrate You dies. Thank you Michelle Zindorf for the idea.

 August Plate
This plate features the wonderful Lilypad Stamp set and Lakeside framelits. Such a wonderful bundle!

September Plate
This plate also features the versatile Waterfront stamp set. The trees are from the new Rooted In Nature stamp set. I love the beautiful new ink colors used on this panel-Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, and Mint Macaron.
If you would like to purchase any of these stamp sets or ink colors, just click on the links below.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday and New Sign Up Promotion Starting July 1st-10 Ink Pads Free! (click here if reading in your email)

Hi, Everyone,
This is such awesome news, I couldn't wait to share it - Stampin' Up! will be running a promotion for the month of July for new demos. As a bonus for signing up, you can chose ANY ink pad color family assortment! That's TEN free ink pads, folks! That's an additional $74.25 in products FREE!!  

For $99 you get to choose anything you want (up to $125) for your kit, and shipping is FREE on the starter kit! You immediately start getting at least 20% off on future purchases, and you get to preorder things before the general public....including the new promotion SU will have for stampers in August. Yes, demos can get it in July!

There is no further obligation of any kind, but if you decide you'd like to keep getting the discount and insider info on new products, just maintain a minimum of $300 in sales per full quarter (remember, you get 20% off that $300!). If you sign up in July, your first full quarter starts in October, so you're not obligated to meet your minimum until the end of December. If you have been considering getting the new ink pads, this is a good way to get them.

Promotion runs July 1 – 31 2018
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections:  Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles and 2017 – 2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017 – 2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (Item #140289) is exclusive to this promotion only and includes both the 2017 – 2019 in colors as well as those in the 2018 – 2020 family.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three basic colors:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.
Give it some thought!

Below is a short video by Connie Stewart showing the new ink pads and important information about them. Watch and Learn!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Product Showcase-Delightfully Detailed Suite (click here if reading in your email to view video)

Hi, Everyone,
Today's Product Showcase is the Delightfully Detailed Suite! This is a beautiful suite that has a punch, the Detailed Trio Punch, and stamp set, Detailed with Love, bundled in it. Not only that, it also has faceted dots, polka dot ribbon, note cards and envelopes, and the beautiful laser cut paper. Take a look at the video below to truly understand how nice this suite it. To purchase any of the products below, just click on the link below it and use the Hostess Code TKKEBWG9. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Lilypad Lake Bundle and Free Tutorial with purchase (click here if reading in email to see video)

Hi, Everyone,
I am just loving the Lilypad Lake Stamp set and coordinating dies in the new catalog! I used it in my class last week to make an altered impossible card. See below.
I also am using this bundle next week in my Plate Décor Class.
In addition, Marilyn Kelley used the boats in this bundle for our make-and-take at our team meeting last week. As you can see, it has many elements to it. This card is more impressive in person as we used Wink of Stella all over the water.
Judy Weston made the following card for her swap for our team meeting. Beautiful card!
Below is a video made by Jenny Hall demonstrating how she made a beautiful card with this set using glossy paper and our sponge brayers.Watch below:
If you find you just can't live without this set, click below to purchase this bundle (10% discount for the bundle-stamp set and matching dies) and I will send you a free copy of the instructions for my impossible card! Please use Hostess Code CTXHY2Z3 when placing your order.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Decor Plate Class Next Week (click here if reading in email)

My Plate Décor Class is coming up next week! We will be making the plate panels for the months of July, August, and September. The only days there are openings left are Thursday, June 28th at 12:00 or 5:00 and Sunday, July 1st at 2:00. The cost is $20 if you don't have a plate and need one and $15 without a plate. I provide all the Velcro dots you will need to connect the panels to the plates. You just need to bring your scissors, favorite adhesives, and a snack to share. Contact me at if interested. Below are the panel designs. 




If you missed out on the January through June panels, you can get the instructions FREE with a $50 purchase. Just go to my Online Store (link above) and when I receive your order, I will send the instructions in an email to you. Please use the Hostess Code CTXHY2Z3 when placing your order. Below are the January through June panels.

Tips for you Wednesday-Preparing your Wood Blocks (click here if reading in your email)

Hi, Everyone,
Stampin' Up! still sells wood block stamps in addition to the clear block and photopolymer stamps. Many of you prefer the clear block and photopolymer stamps for storage purposes due to the fact they take up less space. I do too, but, there is a time when I prefer wood block stamps-when they are teeny tiny in size.
1.  I figure it is easier to locate a tiny stamp on a block when it goes missing then one of the other types.
2.  Most of the time when we are using a tiny stamp, we most probably are going to be punching it out, such as sentiments, so it doesn't matter if we have stamped it straight. We can straighten it out when we punch it!

That bring me to something I was taught when I first started going to Stampin' Up! classes and we only had wood block stamps. Spray your wood blocks with clear acrylic spray before you mount the labels and stamps to them! This will protect your blocks from ink soaking into the wood, and they will stay cleaner longer.

Here is how I do this. First, I lay out all the blocks on paper and give them a few coats of clear spray.
 Here is one of the clear spray paints I use.
I spray one side at least a couple of times, then flip them over and do the same thing to the other side.

Here's another tip. Before you mount them to your block, line up all your blocks, remove the stamps from the rubber sheet they come in, and line them up on the appropriate blocks. I have made the mistake of not doing this first and mounted the wrong size stamp on the wrong size block! I didn't discover this until I was almost finished and some of the stamps weren't fitting on the blocks that were left.
Now you're ready to peel off the backings and mount the stamps to the blocks. One other tip-when you apply the sticker to the other side, make sure you have the correct words and applied in the correct direction.  Ask me how I know!! The set you see above is the new Itty Bitty Greetings. It covers about any occasion you would need. I hope you find this information helpful! 

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Saturday, June 2, 2018


The new catalog is now available for your shopping pleasure. Over on the right is a link to the complete catalog. Here's a short video highlighting some of the products in this catalog and below that video is one highlighting my New Catalog Party. More highlight videos coming soon!

New Catalog Party