Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life a Scrapbooking Revoloution! New at Stampin' Up!

Woo! Stampin' Up! announced today a new partnership with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring us real authentic Priject Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors and designs! 

New to the Project Life craze?  Let me fill you in. It's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums. Not a scrapbooker? Possibly like me, because it's a lot of work! Becky has taken it down to brass tacks. Just slip your photos into the Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It's a back- to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them. 

Starting May 1st. You can purchase a limited selection of our new Project Life products! With the launch of the Annual Catalog June 2nd. you'll be able to buy from the complete line of Project Life products! 

Pretty exciting isn't it! Stay tuned to for more exciting news coming out of Stampin' Up! later this week! Enjoy your evening Stampers! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Petite Petals for Happy Easter!

I've made some darling Easter cards this weekend for a "few good eggs" (friends of mine) with my new Petite Petals bundle clear mount stamp set and matching punch!

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Putting it Together! 
  • This card is just right! Clean and Simple, a little girly, shiny with gold embossing, something here for everyone! On it's way to two girlfriends of mine that keep the mail man busy! 
  • Baked Brown Sugar card stock is my backdrop for a gold embossed Layered Labels panel in Very Vanilla. I've covered the sentiment on that panel with a Very Vanilla oval framelit stamped with my greeting and sponged in Summer Starfruit.
  • Look closely at that center oval and see an embossed ring with the help of running a smaller oval framelit on top of this oval upside down, so it didn't cut my paper but embossed it! In fact one of these came out better than the other, sadly this is the image that's not so perfect. But give it a try for an embossed "layer" on any of your framelits! 
  • So Petite Petals are inked in Chocolate Chip on Summer Starfruit, punched with the matching punch which is so cute! Love those tiny punches! I've set them on my foam piercing mat and poked my stylus from the scoring tool and just pressed in the center to make these little flowers more 3-d. Some Secret Garden framelit leaves are glued down with Tombo Mono Adhesive along with the flowers and we're just about done!
  • It's possible you can't see the Summer Starfruit stamping of the medallion from Lovely Romance on the right edge of the Baked Brown Sugar card base, that's duplicated on my inside panel on the left for repetition of design! Ta da! 

I wish you and yours a Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stampin' Up! People Like You

Sharing another card I'm providing the 3rd. Annual Cards for Cancer Event Sunday May 4th.
at the VFW in St. Albans Vermont
This year I'll be helping fellow Demonstrators provide 10 cards, put on a luncheon and enjoy a great time with you guests stamping for a great cause!

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Putting it Together: 

  • Fresh from the Supplement catalog called Celebrate the Everyday, this beautiful single wood mount stamp People Like You. What a pretty lily flower and sentiment. I've stamped the image twice, once in Crisp Cantaloupe and again in Pistachio Pudding to punch out the Decorative Label and adhere with dimensionals. 
  • So pretty and feminine in it's color pallet and the touch of doily peeking from behind. Basic Pearls and a oval framed "thank you" make for a clean and simple layout that our guests will enjoy making!
  • I show the inside of my card for new stampers who wonder how to finish off a card. I like to duplicate the card stock layers, repeat my stamp image and introduce a sentiment from another stamp set if I have too. This from Lots of Thanks. 
Cards for Cancer Benefit Event mentioned right on my sidebar. I hope you'll plan to pre register soon and reserve your seat! We provide seating for 50 and it books every year. Some of you have been asking when this upcoming event is..now you know! Join us on May 4th and make it a yearly event doing our part to "stamp out cancer" Please contact me with questions and your pre-registration fee.

Have a great day Stampers!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Stampin' Up! By the Tide and Sale-a-Bration re cap

I sat down to start working on my Cards for Cancer projects and thought I would share my first thoughts on a Masculine Birthday Card with By the Tide stamp set, one of my favs in Annual Catalog!

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Putting it Together:

  • I'm currently on my laptop and the colors here aren't looking so true. This is a Bermuda Bay card base, with Calypso Coral & Summer Starfruit. Another "beachy" card theme of mine, I just love this set! It makes for great collage stamping like I've done here in a few colors on Very Vanilla cropped out in a Circles Framelit and layered with the Summer Starfruit Circles Framelit. 
  • Happy Birthday is stamped from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set & cropped with the matching Framelit. How convenient of Stampin' Up! to coordinate my stamps, punches & framelits! I just love that! Makes me look so smart! :)
  • Decorative Dots embossing Folder Free to me with my $50. order! I've just selected this out of the Sale-a-Bration brochure which ends Monday night! So shop til you drop and spend your dollars wisely this weekend and enjoy FREE Sale-a-Bration goodies with your $50. purchase! 

By the Tide clear mount stamp set 129120
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So there you have it, my first of two cards for the Cards for Cancer Event coming up May 4th at the VFW in St. Albans. Details on the sidebar on my blog. I hope you'll plan to car pool and join us this year! 

Sale a Bration ends Soon! We've enjoyed this adorable little brochure since January and it's just about time to say goodbye to this years Sale-a-Bration. Who doesn't enjoy Free product with your order? I've been very pleased with this years Free Stampin' Up! Remember the adorable Designer Paper Sweet Sorbet! And matching stamp set Petal Parade, I absolutely loved the stamp set You're Lovely as it matches my Deoc Labels Collection Framelits! I picked up the See Ya Later stamp set the Banner Blast stamp set, matching Banner Punch and today you see me use the Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

Join us at Stampin' Up! Can't get enough of the stuff? (we can't either) so we would love to have you join us! Sign up during Sale-a-Bration and You can chose $125. $150. worth of products for only $99.! as your Starter Kit!
Demonstrators get a 20% discount on products, share friendships with other craft minded people like yourself all around the world, receive product and catalogs before it goes live to customers and much more! 
Contact me with your questions about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator -we Welcome Hobby Demonstrators who just purchase for their own use and don't sell a thing! We make it easy, you have so much to gain by giving us a test run! 

Thanks for dropping by Stampers, have a great day!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3rd Annual Cards for Cancer Benefit!

Save the Date! 

Sunday May 4th
Lake Street, St. Albans Vermont

Join our Stampin' Up! family The Paper Dollz for our 3rd annual Cards for Cancer Benefit! It will be a fun filled day of stamping all occasion cards for you to keep! This event is a fundraiser to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost & fight back against this disease. 

Pre Registration of $30. per person is due to me by April 19th. Space is limited (to typically 50 guests) so first come first served!
$10. of your registration will be donated to the American Cancer Society
Your pre registration is important to reserve your seat and allow us to prep your card kits which are donated by five Demonstrators including myself! 

This Event will Include:
10 cards with envelopes * Lunch * Door Prizes * 50/50 Raffle * Order Special

  • Shop & Lunch Break 12-1PM
  • This Stamp a Stack is for everyone, even the beginners!
  • Please invite friends to join!
  • Stamp a Stack is for ages 12 and up.
  • Card Kits are prpped for you with a template card to follow, all you need to do is stamp and assemble!
  • A Demonstrator will be available to support each table to offer  help and answer questions. We're a friendly group so don't be afraid to ask  for a hand!
  • Wear PINK and receive an extra door prize ticket!
  • Pre Registration does not include adhesive so please bring your favorite adhesive (plenty) and paper snips.
Contact me with your questions about the event, and to mail your pre registration. This event is for a great cause, we always book it full so I urge you to consider car pooling with some friends this year to St. Albans to join this fun Stamp a Stack! 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Re cap Banner Kit Event for the Vermont Children's Hospital

Recap on the Banner Kit Event!

Above is an insert in the St. Albans Messenger Newspaper dated Thursday March 6, 2014

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, we're not only here to offer you a catalog, or a website to purchase from, we're here to Inspire, Create & Share our love of Stampin' Up! Recently a few in our group including myself signed up to help Michelle (our leader and upline) provide a Banner sample, and 40 Kits for customer's and friendly neighbors in St. Albans to stop by and assemble into bags.

With a goal of packaging 160 Banners that day so we could deliver to the Vermont Children's Hospital for the sick kids to enjoy as a arts & crafts project. Our coordinator at the hospital said some of these kids are too sick to leave their rooms. So these Banner's in a Bag Kits all ready to color, glue and assemble were such a treat!

I remember at my Banner Table where I would instruct the customers how to take my raw materials and prep them ready to put in the bags were so excited to see the finished Banner Kit I made! I remember how much fun they had with their friends, they usually traveled in threes, going from table to table to make the different Banners. It was funny to see them return to my table to sit down and make some more! Then they were coming to me and telling me they wanted to make 4 kits each! Not just one kit and go home, these customers came and built until there were no raw materials to build more!

With a goal of 160 Banner Kits, we finished the day with 187! For a Door Prize Ticket we asked our guests to bring a snack, and handmade cards so the Parents of these Children could use them to write notes of thanks to other family members & friends who are always so helpful in household chores while you're in the hospital so many hours with your sick child. 

Yesterday Michelle and her husband Luc delivered all 187 Banner Kits to the Vermont Children's Hospital in Burlington Vermont. She met with the coordinator who has been expecting to receive our gift and was touched beyond words. With a hand to her heart, and tears in her eyes she watched in amazement while Michelle presented each Banner Kit. "Oh those baseballs will be so good for the little boys!" Oh look at those darling Fairys! The girls will love those pretty fairys! And on and on. More putting her hand to her heart, more gasps of air. I can only imagine the scene. 

And then the stacks and stacks of handmade cards were given, Michelle mentioned again that the Coordinator asked for handmade cards for the parents to use as Thank You Notes. Well our customer's as you can image, own scores of beautiful Stampin' Up! and make a beautiful card! Again, the Coordinator had no idea what a gift she was to expect yesterday from our efforts. 

In addition Michelle left with the Children's Hospital for their crafting space, scores of retired Designer Paper, Simply Sent Kits and embellishments. I wished I could have helped bring them to the Hospital but I live two hours away, and had a hair appointment so I'm very thankful to Luc who is always there to support Michelle. These two are very sweet people in my lives. God Bless you both! And a Huge Thank You for attending this event, a Huge Thank You to my girls Pam Comeau and Sherri Wood for helping me prep my raw materials to bring to St. Albans. Let's hope the Children enjoy their projects and we hear more from this Coordinator at the Hospital what a hit they've been and maybe we can turn this into an Annual Event, coming together To Make a Difference!

Thanks for dropping by Stampers! Have a good day,

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor Scallop Topper Tag

A show of hands for Melon Mambo!! Woot woot! Let's infuse some color in our world today with this bright and happy tag made with my new Scallop Topper Tag Punch!

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Putting it Together: 

  • Here's the 2" Tag width size the Scallop Topper Tag makes when you place your cardstock in the slot provided. Make your tag, or bookmark, or project any length you like, punch the end and embellish! 
  • Mine here is 4 1/2" long, layered with Whisper White and gold embossed with a floral image from Happy Watercolor stamp set. Double click on the image for a closer look!
  • I've selected a few Stamp N Write Markers to color the flowers, they are Strawberry Slush and Raspberry Ripple with a retired Lucky Limeade Marker. 
  • I opted to distress the image today with a little Gorgeous Grunge stamping again in retired Lucky Limeade ink. 
  • A fun color to coordinate with Melon Mambo is a splash of Tangerine Tango. Pink & Orange, very preppy! I've taken an Itty Bitty Punch and Candy Dot to add embellishments throughout the tag to enjoy this tangy color! 
  • Speaking of Bitty, Itty Bitty Banners sports my sentiment "For You" heat embossed in Melon Mambo against Gumball Green card stock. Another rich splash of color! 
  • So we need to tie a pretty ribbon up top, I've used the Clearance Rack Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade & Gold Sequin Trim tied in a Gold Baker's Twine bow. 
This tag off in the mail to someone Sweet!
Have a great day Stampers!