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Monday, January 25, 2016

Botanical Gardens DSP

I absolutely LOVE the new Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper on page 27 of the Occasions Catalog!  The colors are so rich and bold it just takes my breath away.  The coordinating stamp set, Botanical Blooms has fabulous images to build any garden you wish.  Since the paper is so bold, you do have to be careful not to overwhelm your project with too much.  Here I chose to accent the bold paper with a simple Hello Honey Striped Satin Ribbon (retired).  On the left side of the ribbon I added one Hello Honey flower and two Whisper White flowers along with a few leaves; all cut out from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.  The Hello Honey flower has a Gold Wink of Stella shimmer on the outer edges of the petals and the Whisper White flowers have shimmery petals dressed in Clear Wink of Stella.  It's so easy to add just a touch of glimmer or a lot to your projects using the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes! 

You can get all three products:  The stamp set, DSP, and dies together as a bundle and save 15%.  I highly recommend adding these items to your crafting supplies.  They offer unlimited possibilities!

This is a gift certificate folder I made for one of my customers.  I love to deliver gift certificates in special packaging and I think this paper truly fits the bill.  It is such a pretty way to present a gift certificate for Stampin' Up! supplies.  I have used several different designs of gift certificate folders, and this one is very classy, but simple.  The inside has a neat little pocket holding the Whisper White gift certificate that is layered on Basic Black card stock, then Hello Honey card stock.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of all three of these great new products!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Happy New Year!  With the new year comes Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog.  If you do not yet have these catalogs, and would like one, please contact me.  They are FREE with an order in January or $1 each without an order.  Not familiar with Sale-A-Bration?  It's a fantastic bonus time where Stampin' Up! gives you a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog with each $50 increment on an order.  (You also earn Smiley Rewards for those orders as well.)  That's a win-win for sure!  For those who host a party, you receive an additional $25 in FREE products with party sales of $250 or more in addition to your regular Stampin' Rewards.  It's the perfect time to be the host!  

These items are only available for a limited time, so be sure to get your favorites soon!  Please note the special Limited-Time Products on pages 16-19 only available through February 15, 2016.  Plan to make those items a priority on your list.  The other items will be available through March 31st, but don't wait until the last moment to order yours!  Sale-A-Bration items DO NOT RETURN in the Annual Catalog, so this is your only chance to get them!

Products in the Occasions Catalog will be available until May 31, but don't wait until the very end, especially on accessories and dies.  

Congratulations to the Mystery Hostess winner Susan Sherrod!  She received $66 in FREE products when I drew her name.  What a fun way to kick off the new year--with a FREE shopping spree!  

Stamp Club (O'Fallon), January 8, 6:30 p.m.

Simple Stamping Class (O'Fallon), January 16, 1:00 p.m.  This is a very small class limited to 6 people where we will focus on basic skills to make beautiful, quality cards that are lovely, but simple.  Each person gets individual attention and will learn how to develop excellent stamping skills, color coordinating and design.  There is currently only 1 opening left in the class.  Class fee is $10.

Stamp Class (Union), January 19, 5:30 p.m.

Stamp A Stack (O'Fallon), January 30, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Register Today--time is running out!  Make 4 each of 4 different card designs to help replenish your supply of cards that are ready to mail.  You will walk out the door with 16 cards ready to mail!  Fee is $30 (non-refundable) and includes all supplies.  Please make payment by January 15th.  If you haven't already registered, please contact me ASAP to reserve your spot!  Registration closes January 15th.

If you would like to join us for any of the above events, please contact me today!