Sunday, July 31, 2016

Bonus Days, Ends Today

Quick reminder:


Today, July 31st is the last day to get your $5 Coupons with every $50 order. You can start spending your coupons on Tuesday, August 2nd. NO limit.

Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards. 


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Meets Jar of Love

Tomorrow is the last day to receive a $5 Coupon for every $50 you spend. Coupons redeemable, August 2nd - 31st.


Don't these flowers look perfect in the Jar of Love? Now, you know how much I love both of these stamp sets.
This was a pretty fast and easy card to make. You can't see it in the photo, but I "winked" the flowers with Wink of Stella. I also "flicked" some Gold Wink of Stella. onto the top of the card. The flowers, leaves and sentiment comes in the Thoughtful Branches set (available August 2nd) and is die cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelit. I added a small piece of Doily before I attached it with Dimensionals.
Isn't this a great color pallet?

Not too much longer before you can order this fabulous bundle. Tuesday, August 2nd. Save 10% when you buy the bundle.

Item # Product Name Retail
144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG) $52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD



143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG) $27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD



143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31.00 USD/$41.00 CAD


Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2" Elegant Eggplant
4" x 5 1/4" Wild Wasabi
3 3/4" x 5 " Thick Whisper White



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.







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Friday, July 29, 2016

Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card/Gift Certificate

I was asked by Kellie, one of my GREAT customers if she could buy a Gift Certificate for another one of my customers? Of course I said Yes! Kellie and Fran bye each other Stampin' Up! gift certificates for their birthdays each year. I always make a card to hold the certificates.

I haven't shown this bundle much love yet, so it was time. I heard Fran say that she LOVED Sweet Sugarplum, so that's what she got. Pear Pizzazz is what I used for the leaves. I love how beautifully this set stamps.
I added a couple of die cuts from the matching Flourish Thinlits. I have a great tip for you. After you die cut the flowers and border, take the die in your hand over a garbage can and run the Die Brush over the die and ALL the pieces just fall out and the flower releases from the die. I also used the new Platform and the Precision Base Plate. Run it through and then back again. No more fussing trying to get all those pieces to come out. Yahoo! All Big Shots purchased June 1, 2016 and going forward have the new Platform. It really makes a difference when die cutting these intricate dies.

Cutting Guide:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
3 1/2" x 4" Whisper White cardstock
Scraps of Sweet Sugarplum

Supply List:



Hostess code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use if you order is UNDER $150.


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper Video

This was happening on my Facebook Page tonight. Video, prizes, and lots of sharing.




Do you know how to color this specialty paper? Its easy. Watch my video.



Fun Fact: Now you would think after preparing a bunch of cards and writing the name of this paper that I could spell it without looking.......not so much.......Irresistibly........
Have you tried our Stampin' Spritzers yet? That's how I colored this background. I used the Layering Circles Framelits, Thankful Thoughts and Bunch of Blossoms stamp sets.I love Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach together.
For this card I used Sponges in Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder. The greeting is from Scenic Sayings.

This card I used our new Sponge Brayers. The sentiment comes from Badges and Banners and the flowers are from the May Flowers Thinlits Dies. For the sentiment I stamped it twice and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch. Cut one down and added to the other one with dimensionals. Makes it look like a ribbon instead of paper.

What you will need to color this paper:




Bonus Days still going on until Sunday, July 31st. Receive a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend.

Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.




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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Not too much longer before you can order this fabulous bundle. Tuesday, August 2nd. Save 10% when you buy the bundle.
Item # Product Name Retail
144328 Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG) $52.00 USD/$66.50 CAD



143539 Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG) $27.00 USD/$33.00 CAD



143538 Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies $31.00 USD/$41.00 CAD

Isn't this a fun card? Using the Layering Circles makes this a breeze. Die cut the Scallop Circle first, then emboss using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Die cut the smaller circle, then stamp the tree trunk and leaves, and grass. Stamp the sentiment, and mount with Dimensionals. Then stamp the birds and die cut them. For the birds nest I just wrapped Linen Thread around two fingers several times and glued with glue dots, add the birds with dimensionals.

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 8 1/2" Real Red, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 4" Whisper White
Scrap of Whisper White








Details
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
Dates
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.






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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Vacation and A Few Reminders

This is a LONG post. Hope you will hang with me and get to the end.

This was our home for a few nights last week. We were on the Isle of Harris in Scotland. Yes, we stayed in a Castle, how cool is that? The name of the Castle is Amhuinnsuidhe. Don't even ask me to say it or spell it. I had to look on our itinerary.

And this was the view from one of our windows. Everything was so green and lush. Such a nice change from dry and crispy here in Northern California.


 This was our bedroom. This bed was so big and comfy.
 The sitting area in our room, I forgot to take a photo of our bathroom, boy was it huge.
This is the room we gathered in before dinner to have drinks. We dressed up for dinner every night.
This was another sitting room. We played Snooker one night on the large pool table in the back. 
This was the dinning room. Guests were facing the windows to see the beautiful view. Four glasses per place setting. Red wine, White wine, Port, and water. They rang a bell when dinner was ready at 7pm every night. Four course meals, salad, meat and veggies, dessert, cheese, crackers and fruit. Then when we were all done, we went into the sitting room for coffee, tea and more dessert. So much food, I just couldn't eat everything.
 This was stuffed Scallops.
Creme Brule and a sugar cookie.
My husband and I in our rubber boots, and waterproof jackets and pants. If you notice, there are no trees. The island is made up of peat moss, and the trees would just topple with so much rain. Which is why we needed those rubber boots. It was a long drive on a gravel road to get there, then we walked quite a bit to the row boats. Sometimes you sink almost to the top of your boots. We were all going out to fly fish on this day.
I didn't fish, but I did go out in the row boat, yeah, no motorized boats here.

When you go fishing, there is a little "hut" where you come in for lunch. It used to be a little tin building, now its huge and beautiful. Two "Gillies" (hired help) (I hope I'm spelling this right) brought us this beautiful lunch. Yes, we ate on china, we had wine, beer, or soda to drink, and we didn't even put a dent in all this food. Who knew you could come in from fishing and eat like a King, even out in the middle of no where! Only one problem........no bathrooms. Luckily we left after lunch.

This is how narrow the roads are. The driver sits on the right side and when they have 2 lanes they drive in the left lane. Plus they drive pretty fast on these narrow roads. I guess its all part of the journey!

It was a trip of a lifetime and we did feel like Royalty! Took us 3 planes to get there and 2 planes back. 10 hours on the last flight. It was tough. They are 8 hours a head of us here in California and it didn't get dark until after 10pm. We were up late every night, but it didn't feel like it because it was still light outside.

I'll share my photos from Edinbough tomorrow. Beautiful city.

Ok, now on to those reminders......

This is the last week for Bonus Days. You receive a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! for every $50 you spend. You can use your coupons in August.
My Facebook Party is Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. You can go HERE to join in. I will be asking questions, have a video for you to view and giving away prizes. You don't want to miss it. We will talking about the Irresistibilty Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'll be giving away 2 card kits with 3 cards in each packet.

Sunday is the last day to order and pay for my Floral Phrases Class on Saturday, August 13th. Can't come, I can send you a "to go" package. Email me: cindee@pacbell.net.
Thoughtful Branches is a brand new bundle that will be available on August 2nd. This is an exclusive bundle available while supplies last. I have to say that it is AMAZING. So versatile for all seasons, summer, fall, winter. I have made up a board on Pinterest for this bundle, you can follow me HERE! View the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies HERE!
Purchase as a bundle (save 10%) or just the stamp set, or Thinlits Dies. Trust me, you will want the bundle. You can use your Bonus Coupons towards this bundle. ( see below for all the Bonus Days Details). See its a Win/Win! LOL!


Whew......that was a lot of stuff. Contact me if you have any questions.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Bunch of Blossoms, Masked Technique

I can't believe I waited so long to get this Bundle. Bunch of Blossoms Stamp set and the Blossom Builder Punch. My original card is on the right. Wondering why I put the ribbon right down the middle.........I had a smudge on the bottom that I needed to cover up. Oh well. I was all finished with the card and I smudged it when I stamped the greeting.......

I actually like both versions. This is a 3 step flower (if you want it to be). We only used the solid image (both cards) and the outline for card on the left. I also love how we "masked" the leaves so they would be "behind" the flowers. (card on left) Have you ever done this before? Its easy. Take a post it note and stamp your image, in this case the petal  (in any color) onto the top where the sticky part is. Cut out and lay that sticky note piece onto the petal where you want to stamp the leaves. Stamp your leaves and pull off the mask and it looks like your leaves are now behind your flower.


The sentiment comes in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. I stamped it in Black and used a 1" Circle Punch, Peekaboo Peach is punched out with the 1 1/4" punch and the Flirty Flamingo layer is 1 3/8' punch. You can see here that I did NOT mask the leaves and I added the Ruched Ribbon to cover up my smudge.
I love the added dots from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and that sentiment is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set that will be available on August 2nd. You can get all the details on Monday's (7-18-16) post. I am posting ahead as I will be on vacation this week, so I don't have a direct link for you.

I was going to watercolor the flowers which is why I used Shimmery White cardstock for the top layer.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock
4 1/8" x 5 1/4" Peekaboo Peach Cardstock
3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Shimmery White Cardstock, you can use White Cardstock as well
Scraps of Whisper White and Early Espresso for the middle of the flowers

Supply List:



This is another great combo!




Details
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
Dates
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.












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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pop of Paradise, Hello Card

I originally designed the card on the left for Patty and I to do, but we changed it up a bit to the one on the right. I love the flowers added to the bottom and the scallops on the edge. And who knew that Calypso Coral went well with Flirty Flamingo?


So this is my original card.
And this is our "stepped" up card. Both the stripped and gold dotted paper are from the Pop of Pink Specialty Paper. The Scalloped piece is Flirty Flamingo cardstock die cut with one of the extra dies that comes with the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies. You will have to cut 2 scallops off, and put the long piece on the top (of the stripped Paper) and the short piece on the bottom. The center will be bare, but the square will cover it up. The Flowers are die cut using the Bloomin Heart and Rose Garden Thinlits Dies. But really, use whatever flower punch or die you have. The flowers are layered with Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral cardstock, sponged with Watermelon Wonder. I know, another "surprise". And then finally one of our new Metallic Shapes in center of each flower and a heart on the sentiment. Almost forgot, I used the Layering Squares to die cut the Gold Dots, its, 2 5/8".

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2"
2" x 5 1/2" Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper ( the black and white paper)
2 5/8" x 2 5/8" Gold Dots Specialty Paper (in the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper Pack)
1" x 5" Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the scallops
Scraps of Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral Cardstock

Supply List:


I'm loving this color combo.





Details
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered to participants via email.
  • We strongly recommend that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place—the codes cannot be resent if the participant loses the email, and Demonstrator Support cannot recover lost codes.
  • Participants will receive a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 USD they spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax). There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Coupons can be redeemed on any order type.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. FOR FAX AND MAIL ORDERS, email addresses must still be provided in order to qualify for Bonus Days coupons during the promotion period. During redemption, be sure to include your coupon codes on your fax and mail orders.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
Dates
  • Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: July 29, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: July 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Redemption Deadlines:
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)
Floral Phrases Class rescheduled to: Saturday, August 13th, 10-1pm. RSVP: 7-30-16. Cost: $65 Can't come, I can ship class to you, $7 priority shipping.
Included in the class fee.

1. Floral Phrases Stamp Set
2. Detailed Floral Thinlits
3. Night of Navy Baker's Twine
4. PDF of all instructions for each project with photos (this will be emailed to you the day before class, so you can print and bring with you to class).

Cost of class is $65. RSVP: 7-30-16, with payment. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice. You will bring your own adhesive, ( I will have adhesive for sale if you need it). I will show you how to use these dies and what you need to be successful to die cut. You will die cut one card, and I will have the rest all ready for you to stamp and put together. Tea light supplied by you.

Can't come to class? I can send this class to you. Priority Shipping $7 

Facebook Party, Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm. Here is a sneak peak at the projects I will be talking about and using the Irresistible Floral Specialty Papers. I will have prizes and you can win the card kits too!  



Hostess Code for July: RGHTRP6K
Remember, only use the Hostess Code if your order is LESS than $150. If your order is more, you receive the Hostess Rewards.






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