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My hobby is still paper-crafting. But for now, the majority of my blog will be to chronicle my war with my fat body until it is no longer fat & unhealthy.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

April Events

NEW DATE due to road conditions!!!
Simply Scrappin - CANCELLED


Paper Project Primetime...
April's will be a mini-scrapbook
Date - Saturday, April 27th
Time - 4pm until we're done
Place - My house
Cost - $15.00 if you bring your own adhesive, $20 otherwise.
RSVP - ASAP

Monthly Get-Together...or Stamp-A-Stack (see note at the bottom)

Dates - Saturday, April 27th
Time - 4pm until we're done
Place - My house
Cost - None for 3 cards, donations are appreciated, bring your own adhesive.
RSVP - ASAP

Stamp-A-Stack - up to 10 cards for $15 (order $25 or more & the $15 will go toward your order.)

My favorite Spring catalog item - Dressed Up Framelits



I just have to share some of the other posts that I've been seeing using these framelits (they can be ordered by themselves, item #130101 for $24.95 or as part of a bundle with coordinating stamps.) The green outlined images are the shapes that the framelits will cut. The images in black & white are the coordinating stamps. The clear mount bundle is item #131095 for $34.95, wood mount is item #131096 for $38.95. Bundle purchases are discounted 15% from the regular price if purchased separately. Click here to order. Please scroll down to see the card samples.

Some of them are just ADORABLE. Have fun looking. I'll give credit to the creators of the cards. I'm afraid I don't have any pictures of my own creations yet with this product. I'll add them later when I get some done.

By my upline, Jackie Bolhuis.
Also by my upline, Jackie Bolhuis.
...and one more also by Jackie.
By Dorothy (Dot) Carpenter, a fellow Klompenstamper
By Sandi MacIver of stampinwithsandi.com
By Mary Fish of stampinpretty.com
Yet another one from Jackie. Note the adorable little hangers too (also from the Spring catalog.)
Also by a fellow Klompenstamper, Jeanne Lyon

And finally one last card by Jackie.
I hope you enjoyed the fashion show. As I said earlier, they are just ADORABLE!!! Can't wait to play with mine!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Something NEW from SU - Epic Day This & That Journaling

This & That Bundle pictured above
Epic Day This And That Bundle, Item 133350
Price: $32.08
Capture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hope, dreams—anything and everything! Our bundle includes the five This and That products from the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog for 15 percent off!

Bundles includes:
* Epic Day This and That Journal (item 131268)
* Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (item 130814)
* Remember This and That Rotary Stamp (item 130133)
* Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers (item 131271)
* Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape (item 131269)



Items listed above may be purchased separately as well. Click here to order!

Hurry! Only available through April 30!

My Digital Studio (MDS) - Prices Lowered


You are NOT going to believe this, but SU has lowered their price on one of their most awesome products.
MDS has been lowered to  $19.95 for the FULL version, that's a reduction of almost 75% of the original price!

The $19.95 price is good for the disc or digital download version. There are still tons of other downloads available too! You'll never run out of ideas with this product because SU is constantly releasing new downloads to keep your mind just-a-hummin'! SU is committed to getting this wonderful software into the hands of as many people as possible because they believe in the creative content so strongly. 

Prices in the print center to order your creations professionally printed are lower than ever too. Go to Stampin Up's Website to check it out!



FREE Adhesive?

Do you remember a few months ago when subscriptions to the Paper Pumpkin Promotion started? Well, this month was the first mailing that went out & I'm hearing lots of positive feedback from those that subscribed.

In your first month's mailing SU even includes an acrylic block. They also include EVERYTHING  you need to make that month's project; that is, everything except the adhesive! So, guess what? I've got you covered...subscribe (it's only $19.95 per month) & I'll provide you with one adhesive to help get you started crafting those kit contents.

You can choose between the following glues on page 177 of the annual catalog; #110755 Tombow Liquid Glue (fondly known as "Green Glue"), #104332 Adhesive Snail, #104430 Dimensionals, #103683 Glue Dots, #104045 Anywhere Glue Sticks, or #100425 2-Way Glue Pen.

Once you've subscribed, contact me with your choice of glue. SU will also let me know you've subscribed, but I'll still need to hear from you so that I know what kind of glue you've chosen. 

Craft On!!!

2013-2014 Annual catalog for FREE? Read on...

How would you like to get your next annual SU catalog for free? I know I'd like to give you one!
I did mention this via e-mail a few months ago, but I want to post it here on my blog to make officially official. lol

Place an order of $25.00 or more from January (first time I offered it) through May's monthly get-together & you can have your next catalog FREE! When I originally offered this it was for a $25.00 or more order from the Spring mini. Well, I've decided to open it up to ANY SU order from any SU source via any ordering method. SU is offering so many cool things right now that I want to make it as easy & advantageous for you as possible! Right now I have 4 people that have a FREE catalog coming to them, who'll be next!?! I hope it's you!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Early Release from the 2013-2014 annual catalog!

Available NOW!

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Dates:  March 15 - May 30, 2013
Spring is definitely in the air and here's your chance to purchase new product from the 2013-2014 annual catalog.  A Round Array stamp set is available to purchase after March 15th.
133899L

This set coordinates with the Stampin' Up! 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog).  SAVE 15% when you purchase the Round Array stamp set and 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch together as a bundle!

Here's a sample using A Round Array from the Stampin' Up!
A-round-array-card
$23.95 - Spring Surprise Bundle* (English) - Item #133899
$23.95 - Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish) - Item #133897
$23.95 - Spring Surprise Bundle (French) - Item #133898

Already have the punch?  No worries! Just buy the set!
$14.95 - A Round Array Stamp Set* (English) - Item #129090
$14.95 - Veriedades Stamp Set (Spanish) - Item #131682
$14.95 - M├ędallions s├ęduction Stamp Set (French) - Item #131616
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Click here to order.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Cute Bunny Card (CASEd)

What is CASEing? It stands for Copy And Share Everything. Do you feel intimidated at the idea of coming up with  your own card designs? Well, that is where CASEing comes in. In the stamping community not only is it OKAY to CASE other stamper's cards - it's encouraged! So check out my CASEd Bunny card and...enjoy!

March's Get-together Cards

This month I'm doing something a little different. I'm offering only the 3 cards that we'll be making (rather than having 6 designs to choose from). One card will be a "Project or Fancy-fold card," one will be a "Technique card," and the final one will be a "KISS" card (Keep It Simple Stamper.) I hope to follow this model for future months as well. We'll see how it goes and adapt accordingly. So...without further ado, here are this month's cards:
For our Project Card we'll be using some retired product. The mini "Kleenex" box on the front is SOOOO CUTE! If you enjoy the project you can always order current materials to make your cards at home.

Our Technique Card this month will be a Baby Wipes card. I love the way the flowers turned out. They remind me of Johnny Jump-Ups or miniature pansies.  I also experimented with some tiny hummingbirds and butterflies. They also turned out really well. (You'll have to come to the get-together to see them though.)
The KISS card for this month; a single stamped image with a little ribbon to dress it up. You can dress it up more while you're here if you want to by using embossing folders or punching out the saying and attaching it with a dimensional. There are other small images in this set that you may prefer to use also. Either way,  it'll be up to you for how you want your KISS card to look.  See you at the get-together! Don't forget to RSVP by Tuesday the 26th.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scrapbrooking Workshop - March 16th @ 4pm

RSVP today if you plan to come.

Layout 1 - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze; provide a layout to scrap photos from Christmas, Winter or Valentine's Day

Add the year or family name in the shape at top left.


Put the year, event, name of a family or individual in the shape at top center.

Side-by-side layout view.

 Layout 2 - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point make a cheerful layout. Fitting for spring or summer pictures.
Main background is large enough for a 5"x7" photo. Note the lattice trim in Old Olive along the bottom.


Room for 4 pictures of approximately 3"x4". Nice way to show poses that would compliment the main photo on the first page.

Side-by-side layout view.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March's "Best of..." offering - Flowers

Stampin' Up!'s 25-year anniversary celebration continues with a new Best of 25 years release for March...FLOWERS!

Stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, March Best of Flowers
Some things to remember:
  • All "Best of" stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While Stampin' Up! is releasing just one "Best of" stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the "Best of" sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new "Best of" set.
  • All "Best of" stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
Get a Free Stamp Set!  As a special incentive to collect the "Best of" stamps:
  • There is a Collector Card available to put your 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every "Best of" set.
  • Collect six stickers.
  • Send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! 
  • Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
Click on the catalog link at left to place an order. (Remember Sale-a-bration incentive is valid through March 22nd! Who doesn't like FREE products when you're making a purchase anyway?!?)

New Online Class from SU - totally AWESOME!!!



This is a downloadable Online Class, it does not come in the mail.
Do you ever wish you could have a Stampin' Up! demo show up in your craft room when you felt like learning something new? 
You could stay in your jammies, the house doesn't have to be clean, no cookies to bake because, well, they're not really there but..... there is an amazing new product from Stampin' Up! that does just that.
It's a  download and it will help you to:
    Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot)
    • Clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success.
    • Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics
    • It includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. WOW!

      The Basics Kit - Item #133385,  Cost is $14.95 
    There's no shipping on downloads, but you can combine it with additional products to receive your free Sale-a-bration products!

    The following topics are covered in the class:
    * Basic Stamping
    * Embossing
    * Masking
    * Stamp-a-ma-jig
    * Watercoloring and Markers
    * Big Shot Basics

    Clear, yes, truly CLEAR stamps from SU!!!


    I am SO excited!!!  It seems like I've been waiting for this to happen FOR-EV-ER! And now it has finally happened. SU has just announced they are releasing a new type of stamp - Photopolymer stamps! 
    I'm excited because it's totally clear.... how easy is that going to make it to line everything up perfectly? I also love the stamps, especially the pennant banner and word bubble.  And they're sticky too and work wonderfully with our clear blocks! 
    This is a test offering but they plan to offer more of these clear stamp sets in the future.
    *****And maybe most fun of all - they are pliable so you can bend them as needed!
    Curve photopolymer
    Click the links on the left to order. (Psst, while you're at it...order at least $50 & get something from Sale-A-Bration for FREE!)