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2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF

2018-2019 Annual Catalog, click the catalogs below to see the PDF
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Holiday Catalog PDF is LIVE

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Holiday Paper Pumpkin Prize Drawing Giveaway

Order the Holiday Paper Pumpkin Kit through me and your name will be entered in a drawing and on November 11 I will draw the winner. T...

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $25 (excluding P&P)

Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...!

Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift.

Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product)
for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Memories & More Card Packs by Stampin' Up!

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Friday, June 29, 2018

Distinktive Stamps by Stampin' Up!

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Delightfully Detailed Suite by Stampin' Up!

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Sitting Pretty Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tip Tuesday-Big Shot and more!


BIG SHOT 

Big Shot
The Big Shot is a sturdy, manual die-cutting and embossing machine used to die cut materials for use on all kinds of crafts—it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine can do for you.

With the Big Shot you can instantly create die-cut or embossed shapes, tags, frames, borders, and more. The Big Shot is portable and requires no electricity. Many of our dies coordinate with our exclusive stamp images, simplifying the creative experience for you and your customers. 

Planning and preparing Make & Takes is fast and economical with the Big Shot machine. You'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds and the projects will be ready for your customers to enjoy. Or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images in a short amount of time.

DETAILED THINLITS
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For detailed Thinlits layer the following pieces and pass through your Big Shot machine:
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Die
  • Single Sheet of Paper
  • Thin Die Adapter + Precision Base Plate


FRAMELITS & NON-DETAILED THINLITS

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For Framelits and non-detailed Thinlits layer the following pieces and pass through your Big Shot machine:
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Die
  • Single Sheet of Paper
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Magnetic Platform


TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS

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Textured Impressions Embossing Folders emboss a single sheet of paper and make deep impressions. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads and the Multipurpose Platform.

For Embossing Folders layer the following pieces and pass through your Big Shot machine:
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Single Sheet of paper in folder
  • Standard Cutting Pad
  • Big Shot Platform



BIG SHOT ACCESSORIES


Magnetic Platform: Our exclusive magnetic platform holds your Framelits and Thinlits in place when you cut. No more worrying about the die sliding out of place while your beautifully-stamped image goes through the Big Shot!
Magnetic Platform
Precision Base Plate: This steel plate delivers improved performance with more detailed Thinlits dies, giving you extra fine cuts. For best results, use with the Multipurpose Platform.
Precision Base Plate


Big Shot Die Brush: Comes with a foam pad to help you easily remove small cut pieces from dies.
Big Shot Die Brush - New Configuration

Big Shot Platform: Replacement platform for the Big Shot, including adapter for use with thin dies.
Big Shot Platform

Cutting Pads:  Replace bent or scratched cutting pads. You can flip these over for twice the wear. Essential for cutting with the Big Shot. 
Standard Cutting Pads
Big Shot Embossing Mats: 
Your favorite Framelits, Thinlits, and Edgelits dies can do more when paired with the Embossing Mats. Use with dies that have decorative ejection holes for additional embossing. Or use with cutting dies to emboss instead of cut. Includes Impressions Pad, thin silicone rubber mat, and thick silicone rubber mat.
Big Shot Embossing Mats
I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month.
Host/Hostess Code for the Month


 If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item




















































Calligraphy Essentials by Stampin' Up!


 Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Friday, June 22, 2018

Serene Garden

Each month our team lead sends us a few elements to create a card. Last month she sent us a piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, a cutout of the dove and an embossed image from the Serene Garden. I colored in the embossed image with Grapefruit Grove and Call me Clove for the leaves. It almost looks as if I did some water coloring but I did not. I love how it turned out. I then added a rose in the corner and a clip to hold the ribbon from the Share What You Love embellishment suite as well as some DSP from the same suite.




Product List
Please use the current Stampin' Up! Rewards Host Code (shown at the top right hand side of this blog) when ordering through my on-line store to earn yourself an extra gift for SU! orders over $20 (excluding P&P) Though if your SU! order is over $150 - then please don't use this code! Please claim your own Stampin' Rewards instead... and you will still get a gift from me...! Any such gifts are from me personally and will be posted separately to your Stampin' Up! order... so PLEASE DO NOT select NO CONTACT when checking out... as I then do not know who - or where- you are ...and I will not be able to send you your free gift. Also for every $50.00 spent you will receive a coffee bean and after you receive 8 beans you will receive a FREE $40.00 product of your choice (Beans earned will expire 2 years from earn date and Bean Rewards must be redeemed within the month of qualifying for free product) for more info click on Coffee Bean Rewards bar above

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday Tip- Punches


PUNCHES OH MY!

Even if you have a die cutting machine, punches are still a crafting must-have item. When you need something quick, these are the go to item. From time to time our punches do not seem to cut like they used to or should. Here are some tips to help you get that punch back in shape:


  • Punch only paper or standard cardstock. Forcing thicker materials could damage your punch.
  • Glimmer, glitter or flocked paper can dull the cutting edges.
  • Punch on a flat surface (facing up or down) and press down and try to apply even pressure. Hand punching can cause uneven pressure which can cause edges of your punch to be uneven.
  •  Keep you punches clean and dry. Brush them off if they have not been used in a while. Dust can collect and cause your punches to be uneven.
  • Sharpen those dull edges-Sharpen them by punching through aluminum foil a few times and then punch through wax paper to lubricate the punch.
  • Freeze it!-If the punch is stuck or jammed, stick it in the freezer. The metal will contract as it gets cold and help release the material.
"Punched accents are a great addition to any project on your list" so take care of those punches.




I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month.
Host/Hostess Code for the Month
If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically. Earn free stamps (up to $40.00 value) with my Coffee Bean Rewards!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Why you should join Stampin' Up!

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Joining is so much fun!
  • The generous demonstrator discount (20-25 percent).
  • Flexibility in setting your own hours and working from home.
  • Support from creative resources like a quarterly magazine, a demonstrator website filled with training, Stampin' Connection, and Demonstrator Business Web Services.
  • Support from me and your Direct Team Lead
  • Beautiful, exclusive artwork and high-quality products for you and your customers.
  • Free 12 tutorials monthly from our Direct Team Lead and a Welcome Kit from me, belong to an exclusive FB group to play games, learn new tips and techniques and of course win prizes monthly!
  • A low-cost, high-value Starter Kit.
  • Opportunities to see and purchase new Stampin' Up! products first.
  • The Quick Start program, where you can earn FREE products. 
  • Stampin' Up! events, where you stamp, learn, and have a blast with your fellow Stampin' Up! lovers!
  • A worldwide stamping family!
  • Plus if you buy the starter kit and add a few more items to take it over $150.00 you will also get stampin' rewards and you will also receive the monthly free gift from me plus you will also have earned 3 bean rewards from me. Go here to see how to receive a free item by earning beans.
Let me help you find or expand that creativity by going here to join my team of Cupcakes and Lattes Stampers.

Here is an  example of a starter kit that you may want to use to get the basics of what you need or pick and choose what you want.
I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month.

 If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically. Earn free stamps (up to $40.00 value) with my Coffee Bean Rewards!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Share What You Love Suite!

 Look at of these goodies!! I do not know what is my favorite item out this this suite... decisions, decisions. All of the new In-Colors are beautiful this year. They take you back to the basics. Take a look and see what is your favorite item.














This suite is absolutely gorgoues!

I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month.
Host/Hostess Code for the Month

If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically. Earn free stamps (up to $40.00 value) with my Coffee Bean Rewards!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rooted In Nature plus a second look at the Stamparatus







I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month.
 If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically. Earn free stamps (up to $40.00 value) with my Coffee Bean Rewards!

2018 Annual Catalog by Stampin' Up! (US)

I would love to hear your comments and do not forget about the hostess code for a free gift during this month. If order exceeds $150.00 do not use hostess codes so you can get the extra hostess rewards and you will get the free item automatically. Earn free stamps (up to $40.00 value) with my Coffee Bean Rewards!

Make Your Sandwich

Make Your Sandwich
How to cut out your dies and emboss with your embossing folders