Woodgrains and Weekly Deals

Hi all!  I made these 2 cards a while back for a sketch challenge using the Stampin’ Up scallop tag topper punch.

I do love that Woodgrain background stamp!  Everything on these are Stampin’ Up:

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For this one below, I used So Saffron card stock and ink with the Woodgrain stamp.  I punched the tag from the embossed SU paper called Naturals Composition. Coral, Garden Green and Saffron markers for the flower (from Simple Stems)  and Baked Brown Sugar ink for greeting.

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The card below is square, 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Crumbcake card stock and ink for the woodgrain stamp, Pacific Point for the circle image. (I haven’t used Pacific in a really long time!)  Soft Suede cs for the scalloped tag, embossed with the honeycomb folder. The little gold pearls are just the white pearls and I colored them with my gold Sharpie pen. Then I threw a few sequins on there.

Where’s the flower stamp from?  Serene Silhouettes, page 64 of the SU annual catalog.  I hadn’t used that stamp from the set at all but the others are well used!

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Here are this week’s Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals!  4/8-4/14 Only.

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Here’s my 2 cents on this week’s deals:

I think the Punch Pack is a staple! I use those 3 a LOT.  I’m worried they are on sale since it may mean they are retiring in May when the Retiring stamps list comes out.  I hope not or if they do, I sure hope they replace them with something as great!

The sparkle glimmer brads (they should really be called glitter brads) are fun but the legs sometimes stick together.  I have to use my paper piercer to pry them open since they are ‘glimmered’ all the way down the legs.  Annoying but the brads look nice once you get them on the card :)

Can’t go wrong with Baker’s Twiner, ever.

The Gingham Wheel is a nice border.  I unmounted mine and use it on a block (members, see my video in Stamping School)

I used the SU mounting foam after I ripped it off the wheel.  I use them so much more that way!

That “make a cake” stamp set is small.  I got it free at a conference 2 years ago and it’s still unused.  The tiny butterflies are useful but I have yet to use the cake.  Maybe it’s just me.

The Secret Garden framelits go with the Secret Garden stamp set on page 94 and also 2 of the stamps from the Simple Stems in the Occasions catalog on page 33.  I hope this means that they are making more flowers to coordinate with it for the next catalog?

To see them in my shopping cart and read details, click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Go Stamp Something…

Linda

2 New Photopolymer Sets & Weekly Deals

Stampin’ Up introduced 2 new photo-polymer stamp sets today. (those are the see-through clear stamps that come on a sheet with no case)  They are both on trend with their hand drawn, doodled style.  To see the flyer to print their true size (both on one sheet), click HERE

pp cute pieSweetie Pie, Set of 12 for 13.95  # 136849

(I do hope they come out with the rest of their bodies soon:)

PP framesSweetie Pie Frames Set of 14 for $13.95   # 137121

and on to this Week’s Weekly Deals! Some good ones this week, too…

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To see them individually, go HERE .  Once there, click on each item for description and item number.   Of course here are m 2 cents on this week’s deals.  The circles dies are a good deal but you get more circles with our Circles Collection Framelits instead.  If you are wanting to cut fabric or metals or thicker craft materials, then these dies are the way to go.

The Dress form Pop -n Cuts will need the base to pop into. See page 188, for 39.95.  You will also need extended cutting plates for your Big Shot to cut it all.

Love the 2 embossing folders and the Set of 2 mini folders on sale this week.  The mini set of 2  measure 4-1/2″ x 2-7/8″ each and the oval coordinates with the Extra-Large oval punch we still sell.

The Peek-a-boo die is a great deal, too.  I still use mine and it can’t go out of style. It creates windows and doors, perfect for Advent calendars, etc.  Uses standard cutting plates.

Off to work on this week’s Stamping School videos.  I have NO idea what to create this week and being on vacation has gotten me off my stamping mojo.  Send me some artsy vibes!

Linda

February 18 Weekly Deals and New Clearance Rack Finds

The Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up Feb 18-24, 2014weekly deals feb 18I also noticed today that SU has added some new items to their retired bin Clearance Rack!  FYI, you can now order these in person at a class or workshop, not just online.  Jot down the numbers and bring to class!

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Use the Sort By to change to NEWEST!  If you haven’t been in a while and to see the steals, search by LOWEST .

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This is a great find!  Vine Street Embossing Folder only $2.39!  Item # 130492

organza ribbon crThis is great ribbon for only 3.99.  It has a satin-y middle and a touch of white organza along the edges.  10 yards each spool!

8x8 album8×8 ring album, Daffodil Delight print, with 10 pages! Acid and Lignin free. Just for the 8×8 page protectors, 5.99 would be a normal price so it’s like getting the album free :)

Ok, you go look for yourself HERE to see all the NEW things and if you want anything, just email, call me or shop online HERE.

Video: Up Close with the new Sale a Bration Freebies!

Stampin’ Up has an annual gift-with-purchase every year and it starts TODAY!  There are also 2 new cool products being released today.  Keep reading to the bottom, you don’t want to miss something good!

January 28th – March 31st

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I’ve made a quick video to show you the products since the little brochure never seems do them justice (and I know how visual stampers are:)  I go quickly but there are 12 freebies this year to show you!

If viewing from your email feed, you may need to come back to the blog to watch video.

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Order $50 (not incl. tax and shipping)  from our big catalog, Occasions catalog, clearance rack items or any of our online products.  You choose your Sale-a-bration freebie!  Choose as many as you like for every $50.  You can get hostess freebies starting at $150, too!

To download the Sale-a-bration brochure, click HERE

If you like to see what supplies were used in the projects, click HERE

There are 3 spanish SAB selections this year! Click HERE

My Digitial Studio download PDF:  Click HERE

For my hostesses during SAB (and yes, can be a book party or in-person event), orders that total over $300 get an EXTRA $30 in freebies that you pick from any catalog! See chart below:

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And if you have been waiting for an extra perk to sign up as a demonstrator (hobby or business), you will get an extra $25 in the starter kit.  Choose $150 of any product, pay only $99 plus tax and FREE shipping!  Call or email me to see if it’s right for you.  You can read more about it HERE

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Here’s a fun new tool for your crafting toolbox and it’s just released today!

  This little guy makes an impression!  Literally. It’s a mini big shot that only embosses.  29.95  Item #132657

Now, it can never take the place of the Big Shot, which cuts everything as well as embosses.  This lil guy would be good for crops or craft days where you want to take an embossing machine with you.  It’s light!  Or maybe I may get one for my classes when I want to emboss at one  table and cut with my Big Shot at another table.

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Here’s a quick video from SU:

Just because it’s SAB time doesn’t mean there aren’t Weekly Deals every Tuesday!

Here are this week’s sale items good through February 3rd.

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Whew! That was a LOT of good things, right?   Thanks for sticking with me to the end:)  If you want anything you see here, call or email or order online HERE!

Linda

2 Videos and Weekly Deals Jan 14-20

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up:

weekly deals jan 14To see them in action in my shopping cart to read details, etc. Click HERE

(great deal on the chalk talk framelits – I do use those often!)

If you have been following my blog a while, you have heard me talk about the Stampin’ Up Founder’s trip. It’s an annual award and trip for the top 100 demonstrators in St. George, Utah.  Here is a quick video of our past September 2013 trip:

AND Stampin’ Up is really on the ball because they already posted our Manager’s Reception video from last Thursday at the Houston Aquarium!  So much fun feeding the stingrays!

Stamp something today!

Linda

2014 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 2

Rainy and windy today here in Houston but no snow so everyone was liking the weather.  In fact, there is a rooftop hotel pool and hot tub that was full of demonstrators tonight!

Today was full of classes here at the SU Leadership conference.  We had a special Keynote speaker, Pat Pearson, who delivered an inspiring talk.  A really nice sit-down lunch and then some picture taking of displays, dinner and then back at 7 pm for our Make and Take stamping night.   SU had a few fun projects and well as lots of demonstrations.

Here are the tags we made with the wooden accents, the new scallop tag punch and Kaleidoscope paper .

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  Here’s our group with a new friend, Lucia, on the far right.

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SU gave us these cute totes with our stamps and project kits.

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I liked this watercolor card:

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This was my swap this year.  I forgot to take them down with me the first day so I still have 75 more to unload tomorrow!

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Saturday we have big class in the morning, lunch and then the last general session where hopefully we will see some fun new stamping techniques and ideas!

Linda

2014 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 1

Houston is lovely and so are the people. Everyone smiles and says hello and the weather is a touch rainy but cool and wonderful. I’m here at the Stampin’ Up Leadership convention with around 1000 demonstrators. So nice to see friends, swap our stamped cards and learn new stuff!

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Shelli Gardner (CEO) is lucky to be here after her horse accident and we all cheered as she came onstage. If you haven’t read the story, you can read it on her blog, www.soshelli.com

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I’m waaaaayyyy up in the top row bleachers, so pics may be fuzzy hereand there but at least you can catch a bit of what we are doing here.

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SU had some exciting new products coming soon! New personalized stamps that you are going to love! And REALLY exciting new markers coming called Blendabilities I think. If you like Copic markers but don’t like the price, you will love these. Alcohol markers that blend beautifully and even a marker that removes color if you make a mistake. The chart shows the 12 color groups that will come in sets of 3 for 11.95 (US) So each dot you see below represents the 3 gradient colors that blend together. There is a set of 6 skin tones, and the color remover pen also. They are not refillable at this time so they can be a lower price point than other alcohol markers. They will not replace our regular markers – the alcohol markers dry too fast to use on your stamps or to use aquapainters with. Think of these as another color tool to add to your tool box. They are square and won’t roll off your table, bullet tip on one end, brush tip on the other. They recommend using the Memento Tuxedo Black pad (which we will carry also) and NOT using StazOn, which is an alcohol based pad.

When are they available? Not sure. They said this quarter, so maybe March? I’ll keep you posted.

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Cute Georgia Giguere models the bag we received.

Smoky Slate, shiny, patent finish. It has an embossed chevron on the front, too.

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2 new Photopolymer sets coming out and some news about SU manufacturing them in our Kanab facility. They can be stinky to make and even opening my package at home requires some airing out but they stamp so nicely! Sara on stage said they found a photopolymer that doesn’t fume out the employees to manufacture it AND maybe smells a little like chocolate :) Photopolymer stamps will be included in the annual catalog as well as be available in our clear mount cases!

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The display artists are listed above but the samples I’m posting here from the displays don’t have the individual artist’s name on them.

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Loved the hexagon shaped card

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Donut anyone?

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One of the Sale a bration sets and banner punch. Created by Jeanna Bohanon

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The Watercolor Wonder paper makes a beautiful page. It was created by Cathy Caines

Ok, off to the Manager’s reception at the Houston Aquarium! Can’t wait to see some sharks up close…

I’m posting on the blog just once a day but if you want more updates, watch my Stamping School Facebook page

The Fox & the Mouse Video

This is a stamp set that makes me smile when I use it!

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I had some time in December to play with these critters and this is one of the cards that happened.   I tried watercolor, other mediums but I just wasn’t getting the pop I wanted until I tried paper piecing it.  I know it’s a lot of fussy cutting but once you get into it, it’s kinda fun!

Here’s all the critters in the set and you can find them on page 21 of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog:

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Set of 7

Clear Mount  133851  15.95

Wood Mount   133848  20.95

You can email me if you want some forest friends of your own or order online here.

Here’s the video!

Go stamp something!

Linda

Ornament Kits While supplies last!

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Available starting 11/12/2013 – while supplies last

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)
Product name:
Item #:
Price:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95

These are only available while supplies last! Take advantage of this offer-just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments!

Watch the video below for instructions on making these ornaments.

Weekly Deals!

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If any of these appeal to you, email, call or just order in my Online Store!

Linda

Best of 25 Years Stamp Set: November

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The Best Of…stamp set for November is called Best Of Snow!   For those of you that have been around a long time with Stampin’ Up, you will remember the cute hedgehog series!

Download the flyer HERE and print to see actual sizes. The Let it Snow fits the bracket punch we have so that helps to see the scale.

Best Of Snow Clear-Mount Stamp Set # 134387 Price: $14.95 Is it winter yet? Even if snow isn’t on the ground yet, you can still celebrate the first snows of winter with some of our favorite snow images from the past 25 years! With the Best of Snow set, you also get the never-before-seen Let it Snow image which coordinates perfectly with the Bracket Label Punch.

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We are totally excited for Digital Scrapbooking Days! Stampin’ Up is “amped up” and kicking things off with 50% off the Amped Up Ampersands Kit. Over on MyDigitalStudio.net, guest bloggers are sharing some projects to highlight this kit.

Don’t forget, tomorrow SU has a FREE download, another daily deal, guest bloggers, and even more fun on Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Linda Heller

Order anytime by phone, email or www.lindaheller.stampinup.net

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