OnStage San Antonio 2019 Swap #1

OMG! Someone please hit me upside my head for designing such a detail oriented card for my organized group swap. Thankfully I love and adore the group of ladies I will be swapping with (Jann McCollom’s INK Demos and Amy Storries’ Stamped with Joy Demos) so they are well worth the extra effort. I still have 26 bows to make to complete my collection of cards but I had my one example card completed so I could at least take photos to finally share with you all.

And yes I even stamped the inside of these swap cards, something that I do not normally do!

I was disappointed in myself to discover that I used a retired ribbon on this project but I wanted to use a Whisper White ribbon and this is the only one I had two spools of. I could have sworn it was current. My apologies to my swap pals, but they should be able to easily substitute something current.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card that are still available for purchase through my online store. Note that the embossing folder is a Sale-A-Bration item through March 31, but will be carried in the new Annual Catalog when that releases in June.

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Wow. That may be a record for the most products used on one project for me!

I really want to make some general swap cards, but I need to tell myself “clean and simple” is the way to go!

If you have any questions on how I created any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask. I am always happy to answer any questions, give creative assistance or explain how to do a technique or use a new tool. And in case you need a reminder, my tutorials are always FREE with no strings attached!

(TOP TIP: I used my Stamparatus when stamping the tag and inside of the cards. I cut out all of my tags first on the Big Shot. I then put one of the remnants of the tag into the Big Shot and placed the cut tag into the spot it was cut out from. I placed my stamp on the tag until it was straight and picked it up with one of the stamping plates. I then inked the stamp and repeated however many times I needed to stamp a tag. Perfect every time!)

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Introducing: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize — and customize — your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Here is a short stop motion video teaser to show you what’s coming available on April 1st – and that’s no joke!

To help you plan “Your Space. Your Way.” below is a two-page configuration guide that will get you started on organizing your most essential craft tools to have within arm’s length — your inks!

If you have any questions regarding this new storage system, please ask me. I am happy to help you get organized (which in turn may inspire me to do so!).

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

P.S. My apologies for lack of posts lately. I am still fighting a bacterial infection of some kind (starting third antibiotic), my Mom is again in the hospital (third time in two months) and I am trying to finish my swaps for OnStage in two weeks. I feel like I am running on a hamster wheel some days. Please hang in there with me. I will return to normal soon hopefully!

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Sale-A-Bration Countdown

Wow, there are only 12 days left to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s greatest promotion of the year – SALE-A-BRATION! While the items you are able to pick from for your FREE redemption item is getting smaller as each day passes due to inventory depletion, there are still some amazing products remaining.

One of the newest and really hot items right now is the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I actually have some magic going on in my craft room using this very same embossing folder. Did you know that this folder WILL CARRY OVER TO THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!?!

Oh my. Just what could I be working on? Swaps for the upcoming OnStage event in San Antonio in April? Perhaps. I just hope I didn’t over design my card and have enough time to sponge my flowers! I promise to share the finished card with you.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to sponge to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

P.S. I saw my primary care doctor yesterday and am on a new antibiotic and Prednisone. So hopefully I will kick this laryngitis to the curb soon!

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Paper Pumpkin Gets “Distinktive” for April

Greetings my stamping friends. It’s still a bit of a struggle here in my home trying to handle real life matters and health issues. If it’s not me or my husband it is my Mom but we did get some happy blessings in our family yesterday with the birth of my great nephew Ryder John Poole, the first child of my niece Shelby.

Paper Pumpkin just had a Birthday earlier this month and I am patiently waiting to receive my kit to see the awesome project they put together for me. Until then they are sharing a little bit of information about the April kit:

Here at Paper Pumpkin, we love providing easy, fast, and fun creative experiences for our subscribers. We do this in a cost-saving and time-efficient way: by delivering a cute package filled with fun papercrafting goodies . . . right to your door.

In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!

In April’s Paper Pumpkin kit, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be treating you to something extra-special: Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Distinktive® stamp images.

What are “distinktive” stamps?

  • Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  • These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  • Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  • Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

These kits are truly worth every penny and come straight to your mailbox once a month when you become a subscriber.

I finally finished one of my February 2019 kits which I can now share with you. You may remember the sneak peek video teasers of succulents and dirt. Well this is what came in the box:

The kit included enough supplies to make nine (9) cards (three (3) each of the three (3) designs above). I followed the directions as the original design was perfect.

Becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is simple. You can ask me for help or simply click HERE to create an account.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Third Release of Sale-A-Bration Items

The Sale-A-Bration products have been flying off the shelves at the distribution center at a pace beyond expectations that many of the selections have sold out and are no longer available.

In addition to the above free items, the following coordination products are also sold out:

I know it can be frustrating if you have these on your list and now cannot order them. To help ease your frustration there is now a THIRD offering of products for you to choose a FREE item from:

Seven of the items are from the Annual Catalog; the eighth item is offering the lovely Painted Seasons DSP separately rather than as a bundle with the stamp set.

As you may have gathered from the quick sell outs of these products, you will want to place your order sooner rather than later if you want to add any of these items to your crafting arsenal.

If you should have any questions or need help placing your order, do not hesitate to contact me directly. I still have a touch of laryngitis but can struggle through a conversation if needed.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Sale-A-Bration Update

Organdy Ribbon Pack

I’m happy to announce that the Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (item 149623) has arrived and is now available for redemption—while supplies last! I expect the inventory will go quickly so if you have this on your list of must haves, place your $50 order now to get this ribbon pack for FREE!

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Sale-A-Bration Coordination

The Sale-A-Bration party has just heated up with new products that coordinate with select Sale-A-Bration items. These coordination items are available March 1 – 31, 2019 or while supplies last. You can add these items to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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You will notice that these coordination products are for purchase, rather than redeemable as a free item. If you don’t have the coordinating stamp sets for a particular set of dies, purchasing the dies will help you earn that stamp set(s) for FREE. The below diagram shows which products they coordinate with.

Thank you for stopping by today. If you have any questions regarding these new products, do not hesitate to contact me. Until next time stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Select Sale-A-Bration Item Available While Supplies Lasts

Redemption numbers for the following Sale-A-Bration product have exceeded our forecast and are continuing strong. Our inventory for this popular item is not yet completely depleted, but we wanted you to be aware that they are going fast and may not be available through the entire Sale-A-Bration period.

Butterfly Elements 149711

These little wooden butterflies, flowers and leaves have endless uses, i.e. as is, as a layer with a paper image or colored or heat embossed. I have lots of projects in my mind fighting to get out but unfortunately my husband brought home Influenza A for Valentine’s last week and it has hit me hard.

You can earn the butterfly elements for free during Sale-a-Bration with $50 purchase while supplies last!

Sadly the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets sold out on February 15.

Good news is that new items became available on February 15 which you can see HERE.

Also there are now some new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration stamps sets from the earlier release – think framelts galor! You can see those new items starting on March 1 when they become available to customers.

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Petal Promenade “One Sheet Wonder” – Part 2

Greetings my stamping friends. My apologies for the long silence. This week flew by due to the excitement of bringing a new dog into our family who we rescued from one of our local animal shelters last weekend. Her name is Josie (“JoJo”) and our other dog Ella has finally accepted her as one of the family (as long as JoJo doesn’t try to get one of her treats or eat her food, that is).

At long last I have completed and photographed for sharing with you my second “one sheet wonder” project. My apologies again for the delay and also if the images are not up to par. I tried using my old Sony Cybershot digital camera and a watermark program due to space issues on my iPhone. I think my iPhone actually takes better pictures … how about you?

The last one shown is the prior card I submitted for a challenge. My card wasn’t chosen as a winner ….

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the first five (5) cards which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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If you have any questions regarding the design elements of any of these cards, just ask. My tutorials and projects are shared with you for FREE!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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The Good Things – FMS373

Greetings my stamping friends. I am still working on my next “one sheet wonder” collection but I did finish one card so I could play along with the Freshly Made Sketches #373 challenge.

First here is the sketch that serves as the design guide for this challenge:

And now here is my spin on that sketch:

I love to participate in challenges like these but often lose track of time and just miss the deadline. If you want to play along with this one, the deadline is 3:oo pm (Eastern) on Monday, February 4. You can access the challenge details by clicking on the link in my introductory paragraph above.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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Stay tuned for the remainder of the cards for this “one sheet wonder” collection. Until then if you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this particular card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Petal Promenade “One Sheet Wonder”

Greetings my stamping friends. I have finally finished one of the “one sheet wonder” projects I have been working on the past several days. What is a “one sheet wonder” project you ask? Well, simply put it uses one sheet of designer series paper to create a series of cards or scrapbook pages.

I chose one sheet from the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 12 x 12 pack — the one that had a bunch of square and rectangle “frames” made out of flowers. I was able to create nine (9) cards from this one sheet of DSP as follows:

So tell me what you think? My struggle was what ribbons or other embellishments to use on the cards. I think I like the white ones without the ribbons but perhaps I just didn’t have the “right” ribbon for this particular design.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of these cards which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

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If you have any questions as to the design elements on any particular card, do not hesitate to ask. I provide my tutorials to you for FREE. You simply just need to ask.

I am working on a second “one sheet wonder” collection of cards using another sheet of DSP from this same pack. Stay tuned for that post to come soon.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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