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4 New Sale a Bration Freebies Coming March 1st!

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Whoa.  This hasn’t happened in my 15 years!

Stampin’ Up is ADDING 4 new Sale-A-Bration freebies

for the last month of SAB, March 1st – March 31st!

I thought I had all I wanted. (As I type that, I realize that’s why they are adding more LOL)

These are good.

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Thick baker’s twine and little buttons

Printed Vellum 6×6 paper stack!

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A pretty new flower set and a fun greeting set perfect for blendies

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Click HERE to view/print the PDF Flyer to see true sizes

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Someone asked me how Stampin’ Up got the lemons stamped 3x but not overlapping. It’s a basic technique called Masking, a real staple for stamping when putting flowers in vases or a bunny peeking out of a basket.   I like to use Post-it notes with the sticky all over the note for masking but you can use copy paper or a very thin vellum.  Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up Corporate training team:

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This week we have sequins, twine and ribbons on sale!  $2.21 is a great deal on our twine.  I love the Black and White since it goes with everything!

Go Stamp Something!

Linda

A Herd of Swaps for you!

I’m so lucky to swap with talented stampers each month!  I thought I’d share a few of my favorites lately for some inspiration.

From the Herd is a fun stamp in the Occasions catalog.

Perfect for office, family or group giving as well as just a stamp that makes anyone smile!

One of my team mates found this photo on Pinterest and it looks almost like the stamp!

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 Kimberly Allen water-colored 12 swaps for our group, taking such perfect care in all the details!

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This is a pretty vanilla and gold glittered card using the single stamp, Blended Bloom.

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 It was created by Mary Hall and she added Gold Glitz Dazzling Details around the petals and gold glimmer paper behind the doily.  The Circles Collection framelits have the big scallop so she just folded a vanilla card and didn’t cut just an inch on the top fold to create the card.

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A few good ones this week! If you don’t have the Pansy Punch, it’s a great flower punch that is mid-sized, not too big, not too small.  There’s a flower set to coordinate in the annual catalog also called Flower Shop.

Lovely Amazing YOU!

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Welcome a cute NEW photopolymer set!

It’s called Lovely Amazing You, set of 8 for 14.95 (US)  #140594

I was lucky to get one free at the SU Leadership conference recently but I haven’t inked it up yet. What do you think we can do with that sweet, little envelope stamp in there?  Off the top of my head, I’m seeing a little critter of some kind carrying the envelope maybe?

Here are 2 ideas from the SU art team:

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I cannot believe that the Garden bundle from the Occasions catalog is on sale!  It’s almost unheard of to see those go on a random sale only one month in!  I already bought it but again, haven’t even inked it up yet! Hopefully can create something fun with it this week.

Don’t forget about getting your FREEBIES during Sale-a-Bration!

Save up to order $50 all at once and pick one SAB freebie listed below.

 

I have a class tomorrow to prep for so I must sign off.  Go stamp something!

Linda

2015 Stampin’ Up Leadership Convention Day 2

Great day today here in Orlando at our Stampin’ Up conference!

LOTS of displays to inspire and tons of stamping demonstrations, too.

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Diana Gibbs did a FAB demonstration on using the Occasions stamps in other ways, like this Valentine turned into a Birthday

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Another one by Diana Gibbs, Look at this sweet bumblebee!

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One of our gifts for projects to stamp when we get home is the 20 card kit called Hooray It’s Your Day! Can’t wait to get home and make these!

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The display boards had beautiful samples but no names on them so if one of these is yours, let me know and I’ll add your name.

As with every event, time is scarce so I don’t take the time to edit photos so I can post quickly!

These are a few of my favorites:

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Sarah (Shelli’s daughter) shared a great presentation and these 2 were my favorites:

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I love the simplicity of the heart folder and punched hearts!

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Nice way to use the window framelits, new flower punch and new embellishments!

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Fun travel journal

and the one below is really a fun Valentine to put in a frame, too!

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Off to bed so I can do it all over again tomorrow!

Go Stamp Something:)

Linda

Leadership Orlando 2015 Day 1

Hey All!  I’m in my hometown here in Orlando at the Stampin’ Up Leadership convention.  I didn’t have to travel far this time!

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I know you like to see what the bag is!

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Really cute canvas back and the inside is cute, too!

(The Best Day Ever is from the Sale A Bration stamp set)

My Favorite swap from yesterday is from Teresa Evangelista, who made this awesome flap card!

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Stampin’ Up is changing up their compensation plan for demos, moving things around, new terminology….so most of the day was focused on training us for all that! We didn’t see any stamping until 3:30 pm, when our CEO Shelli Gardner took the stage.

Here is one cute idea she shared using scraps of triangles:

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You can see here how she built around the circle using hand-snipped card stock scraps:

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Remember how to MASK?  This is her take on a 2-step stamp that she masked off.  She embossed the greeting in black.  I really like this one!  These samples should be up on display boards today so I can get a better look.

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Our Gathering Place where all the samples and ideas are was not open til 4 and then I had to run to dinner.

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I literally ran in, took this pic and had to run out!  I can’t wait to get in there this morning.

After a quick bite, the Managers and above were whisked away on buses to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for a private event just for us!  As soon as we walked in we sat down to see the Fantasmic show!

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Thanks Sandi Grimes for the photo – my camera wouldn’t get it!

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 I found a few of my team near Goofy, Mickey, Minnie!  Cindy Brumbaugh, Debbi Muche and I found a photo op spot!

Gotta run to breakfast so I’ll post more from my phone later today!

Linda

Bouquet Die, Weekly Deals and a walk down memory lane….

Hi all!  I just got back from a week in brisk NC and tomorrow will be heading down to the Orlando convention center for the Stampin’ Up Leadership conference!   I’ll be posting pics and fun things that I see from there.  It’s the last Leadership conference for demonstrators since they will be adding different kinds of events and training next year.

We sure have had a lot of fun over the years!  The husbands sometimes tag along to attend the Manager’s reception as we traveled to different states each year.  This was one of my favorites from 2011 in Nashville with the Valders, Burnetts and Waggoners.

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If you have time and like to see some throwback posts from leadership conferences past, here are a few:

Leadership 2013 Displays

Leadership 2012 Make and Takes

Leadership 2011

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I just bought this new die in the Occasions catalog called the Bouquet Bigz Die.  It makes really amazing flowers! It’s a pricey one but I can see the potential.

Here is a video from the SU Corporate office showing how she made these flowers

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Weekly Deals!

Looks like this week is all about embossing! Let me know if you’d like any of these deals.  Of course I already have all of these but I love them all!  The little embossing machine is a great deal – just remember it only embosses, no cutting dies or framelits with it.

That’s it for me! Go stamp something!
Linda

Sale-a-Bration Lotus Stamp

Matt and I are in crisp North Carolina this week so I’m relying on SU and good friends for some blog inspiration.  This morning they had these pretty pics as samples, created by my friend Mary Ellen Byler

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She is a talented stamper, isn’t she?

The Lotus Blossom photopolymer set is free with a $50 order during SAB through March 31st!

Lotus Blossom Stamp Set #139143:

“This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.”

And the Weekly Deals are here also!

That’s all for me today – going to see the mountains and breathe in some fresh, country air!
Go Stamp Something!
Linda

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