Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sheer Perfection Vellum Makes a Very Happy Birthday!

I am in love with this new Sale-A-Bration Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer Stack!  It has the prettiest designs and they’re just begging to be colored with SU markers (full disclosure – this one is done with the Blendabilities, but… the Stampin’ Write Markers will work just as well.  Just color on the back – same as the Blendies – and let them dry really well – might even use the low setting on your heat tool to hurry the process!).  Any-who….I used the first design from the stack on my wedding card from last week.  For today, I decided to try the vines pattern.  Take a look-see!

Happy b-day Sheer Perfection Outside 4 watermarked

I love Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette together – I just think it’s beautiful – and adding pearls and the new vellum really puts it over the top!  I started with my normal size card base in Wild Wasabi and a mat in Pink Pirouette.  For the first part of the art piece, I stamped several of the butterflies from the new Sale-A-Bration freebie item Nature’s Perfection in Crumb Cake – kind of randomly all over a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock.  Then I colored them all in with bright, even tropical colors.  Hey – they’re MY little butterflies!  They can be however colorful I want them to be! Who’s to say they have to look “real”!?!? 😉

Then, I pulled out my chosen vellum, and colored the back of the paper with my Wild Wasabi Blendabilities.  I used all three shades of the same color and just tried to spread them all around evenly.  But without worrying about it too much – cause Mother Nature doesn’t, so…..

Happy B-day Sheer Perfection Outside 2 watermarked

I adhered the vellum to the Very Vanilla piece with some glue dots in the 4 corners, and a couple in the very center, where I knew they’d be covered by my sentiment.

The sentiment pieces are both cut from Very Vanilla with the Chalk Talk Framelits dies.  I stamped the top in Mossy Meadow using my fave sentiment set – Sassy Salutations!  And then I sponged up the bottom piece with more Mossy Meadow – and took a second to sponge the edges of the sentiment tag, too.  Just to pull it all together, dontcha know!

I SNAIL’d the bottom tag to the vellum and then wrapped a few wraps of Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in the back with regular ole tape.  The sentiment got popped on with some Dimensionals.  Pearl Basic Jewels in each corner hid those glue dots AND finished the card off.  Two birds with 4 pearls, as it were.

I SNAIL’d the entire layered piece to the card base and the card front was done!

Happy b-day Sheer Perfection Outside 5 watermarked

The inside got a liner of Very Vanilla and a few quick Crumb Cake butterflies.  I decided I liked them just plain and so the card was finis!

Happy b-day Sheer Perfection Inside 2 watermarked

 

Time is really getting short, folks, for snagging the Sale-A-Bration free picks!  This new vellum is awesome and coordinates really nicely with the Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set.  Do yourself a favor – and getcha some! 🙂

Don’t forget to use the March Hostess Code if you order thru my online store.  Weekly deals are below – some great Baker’s Twine colors on sale this week!  And that Wildflower Meadow stamp…. 😉

In case you didn’t see my Tuesday post, there IS some bad news about the Blendies…..

You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing. Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued. If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next. Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – you’ll know just as soon as I do!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 10 Mar – 16 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 16 Mar.

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Price: $99.95

Price: $4.95

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Wild Wasabi Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front Mat)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (art piece); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner); Chalk Talk die cuts
Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Backorder Report – as of 11 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13
131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 16
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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Just a Few Updates for 10 Mar 15

I love Tuesday!  Especially since I joined the Stampin’ Up! family.  On Tuesday, we get a brand new batch of Weekly Deals – and I love to see what’s going to be available.

I don’t have a card recipe for you today – this will be another post with some updates from SU.  But – I did do a fun little project this week, that I just wanted to share with you.  No recipes, just a picture!  If anyone wants some detail, drop me a comment!  These are for the ladies who tidy my room up for me every day.  I like to leave my tip for them – with one of these attached to it.  I’ve made two batches now – the first one (on the left) used inexpensive manila tags that I got from Michaels.  The second batch, I went all-Stampin’ Up! – all the time!  I’d been scribbling a quick note on one of the hotel note pads.  With a smiley face.  Wow.  Really “special”.  Not-so-much.  I decided I was really not living up to my SU “reputation”, so….these were born!  And you know what?  I get a note back many days, with God Bless You written on it – and a smiley face!  Sometimes people don’t take the tag.  Sometimes they leave the little paper clip.  And – LOL – sometimes the tip, the tag and the clip are all gone, and they’ve forgotten to leave me any coffee!! 🙂  But, I love these little tags, and I’ll keep giving them each day.  I like to think they’ve brought a smile to someone!  See what you think.

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Sale-A-Bration is headed into its last month for 2015.  Don’t let these exclusive products and the chance for $25 extra in Hostess Dollars pass you by – you can do a workshop via catalog/internet!  And, you earn a free item for every $50 that you purchase.  Click here to read all about it. a reminder, here’s the Hostess Benefits Chart for Sale-A-Bration:

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I do have some bad news about our Blendabilities line. You’ve been reading that the Blendies have been on ordering hold, due to quality issues in manufacturing.  Due to the nature of the defect, Stampin’ Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner the company is certain would meet our high quality standards and provide us with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.  If you have Blendabilities that you feel are defective, please let me know and I’ll guide you through what to do next.  Hopefully SU will find a new source for alcohol markers – heck, I was just getting good at coloring with them!

Check out the new Weekly Deals (looks like some good ones – I’ve had my eye on that Wildflower Meadow background stamp and TIEF for a while now!).  And the updated backorder list (yea, that one’s a bit of a downer, sorry).  And don’t forget to use the March Hostess code when you order!

Thanks for stopping by!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for March is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 10 Mar – 16 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 16 Mar.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Backorder Report – as of 9 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13
137414: Bow Builder Punch–TBD

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)
122332: Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon

 

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Happy Happy Happy Birthday card

So – how many of you had a hard time getting up this morning??  I sort of did, I guess.  It’s always hard to lose that hour – I’m sometimes awake at 4 am anyway – but…..if your ALARM goes off at 5am, and your body thinks that’s really 4am, and you want to sleep ’till 6, which is really 5, but it’s a work day, so you gotta get up at 5 which is really 4….whoa whoa whoa – back outta the rabbit hole, Mare.  Sorry – that one just sucked me in.  It’s like…if you go back in time, and you change something and that changes the future and then you’re never born, could you have gone back in the first place — never mind.  Sorry.  Again. Fortunately, we all know that – at least as far as daylight savings goes – in a few days, we’ll be all back to normal.

Let’s get to the reason y’all showed up here today – at whatever time it is.  A card share!  Today, I’ve gone back to a fun die set – the Hello You Thinlits, which I got bundled with the Crazy About You stamp set (yep, 15% savings right there!).  And, I used some of the Sale-A-Bration Best Year Ever DSP.  Have a look-see:

Happy happy happy b-day outside 2 watermarked

Even though Cajun Craze isn’t one of the colors in the Best Year Ever DSP, Crushed Curry IS – and Cajun Craze DOES go well with Crushed Curry.  So, I decided to take a chance and pulled out my Cajun Craze card stock.  Using the “happy” die (just in case you were wondering which one I’d picked – duh, Mary!), I cut out a bunch.  If you CASE this, don’t forget to put your piece of wax paper between your CS and the die.  These words – like some other fine-detail dies – are a bit hard to get out of the die otherwise.  With the wax paper where it belonged, these popped out right fine.

I used some 2-way glue to adhere them to a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP, kind of haphazardly.  I don’t remember the movie, but my head plays a scene in which an actress is bouncing around gleefully, sort of singing “happy…happy…happy….”  Anyone know the movie?  Drop me a comment down below and let me know what it is.  Any-who, with that picture in my head, I kind of wanted to reflect that sentiment “happy….happy…..happy….” and didn’t get too het up about perfect spacing.

I inked up the sentiment from the Crazy About You set in Chocolate Chip and stuck it down in the corner.  I SNAIL’d the whole thing to a Sahara Sand CS mat and then got busy with my Hearts Border Punch and made myself a whole passel of little hearts, which I proceeded to let run amok (“amok amok amok” – another movie reference….) on the card front.  No rhyme.  No reason.  Just kept sticking them down until I got tired of doing it and thought it looked right.

I added a little Rhinestone to each heart.  Well, to be truthful, at first, I made a tiny bow out of some Linen Thread and stuck it to the topmost left tiny heart.  And put a Rhinestone on each of the others.  And then decided I didn’t LIKE the bow there, and carefully pulled it off (fortunately, the Liquid Glue hadn’t set up yet) and replaced it with a Rhinestone.  And deemed it good!

Happy happy happy b-day outside 3 watermarked

I popped some SU Dimenstionals on the back of the layered piece and stuck it to my Cajun Craze card base, and then turned my attention to the inside of the card.

Remember the little Linen Thread bow?  Well, I couldn’t let it go to waste, right?  And I didn’t!  For the inner note card area, I added another sentiment from Crazy About You (did this in two stamps – “For” and “You”) to a piece of Whisper White CS. Then, I punched a Cajun Craze heart with my Sweetheart Punch and used some Multipurpose Liquid Glue (sparingly!!) to stick it on the card. And glued that darn little bow right in the middle of it – which I decided was so clever and didn’t even look like I was just being kind of ridiculously frugal….well, you be the judge!

Happy happy happy b-day inside 1 watermarked

With the right tools, this card goes together lickety-split (that’s pretty fast!) and I think will be a fun card to give (or get) for a birthday!  I also kind of think that even with the bling, it’s not too girly that you could’t give it to a man for his birthday.  Do you agree?

Happy happy happy b-day outside 1 watermarked

The new Sale-A-Bration products are still there for the picking.  SAB ends in just a few weeks.  If you’ve been waiting for the “perfect time” to get you some free stuff – we’re there!  Don’t miss out.

This is the last day for the Weekly Deals – tomorrow we’ll get a whole new collection!

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Price: $99.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

WEEKLY DEALS 3 Mar – 9 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 9 Mar.
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); “Hello” die cuts; Tiny Hearts on front; Sweetheart Punch on inside
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front Mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
Best Year Ever DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BLENDABILITIES QUALITY ISSUES

Stampin’ Up! released the following announcement about the Blendabilities line.  While this is disappointing, it’s something of a testament to the company that they’re addressing an issue they find unacceptable in an up-front manner.  At this point, I don’t know exactly what the issue is, but I’ll bring you guys more information as I get it.

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February 27, 2015
We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

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Backorder Report – as of 5 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

131202: Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 9
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

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For the New Two Wedding Card

Hello, Thursday – come on Friday! 🙂  Been a long week out here in CA – long days, and short nights – and I’m very much looking forward to a weekend (i.e.: hair and makeup NOT done!) and a little sleep.  And some time to make cards! And grocery shop – the weekend chores don’t really go away, do they – they just change up a little bit!

But, I did get a chance this week to make a card for a friend.  His best friend from his childhood is getting married next week, and I offered to make him a special wedding card to give the happy couple.  I really wanted to use the new Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer stack.  And, of course, I just HAD to have a new stamp set – you know, to be sure I had just the right sentiments to finish the card.  So – I bought the For the New Two stamp set and some Sahara Sand ink, to match the Sahara Sand card stock that my head was busily designing the card around.  After just a few minutes of deliberation when I sat down at my “crafting table” (in actuality the kitchen table in my hotel room), I changed my plans and dove into the card you see below.  I am ridiculously happy with how the entire ensemble (yes, I made an envelope, too) turned out.  Take a look-see!

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I went tall-and-skinny for this one, starting with a Sahara Sand card base.  The card front is a piece of Pink Pirouette CS, that I edged with the darkest Pink Pirouette Blendability.  SNAIL’d to that is another piece of Sahara Sand CS.  The art itself is one of the pretty designs in the new Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer Stack – that I colored with the dark Pink Pirouette Blendy.  Tip:  turn the vellum over and color the BACK of the paper.  I noticed that the design started to smudge a little when I tried to color it on the front.  Once I figured out the code, as it were, it colored quickly and easily.  I let myself be a little-less-than-perfect on the coloring (gasp! I didn’t stay inside the lines!!).  I like the touch of informality the slightly “messy” coloring gives the card.

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When I got done with my coloring project, I finished the cut edges of the vellum by again edging with the dark Pink Pirouette Blendy.  Oh – to do this just hold the larger tipped end straight up and run the paper edge horizontally along the edge.  You can add more if you want more, or keep it light.  Up to you!

I inked up the sentiment from the For the New Two set in SU Basic Black.  Now, this sentiment has flowers on the bottom of it – that I didn’t want on the card.  So, I covered them ever-so-carefully with Post-It notes.  Then, because my notes weren’t too stuck on, I inked the stamp by tapping the upside-down-ink-pad on the stamp.  I was also pretty hard-over on where – exactly! – the sentiment needed to go, so that it would be clear of the flowers.  So, I first stamped the Stamp-a-ma-jig clear sheet with the sentiment (after removing the Post-Its).  Then I had to re-apply more stickies to re-ink the stamp to actually put on the card.  It sounds a lot more complex than it really is and it was well worth the little bit of extra effort!

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To attach the vellum to the now sentiment-stamped Sahara Sand card front, I used a glue dot in each corner.  I’d already decided to use Pink Pirouette hearts, punched with the Hearts Border Punch, in each corner (cause I knew I would need to cover up whatever adhesive I used), so I made sure that my glue dots were equally positioned in each corner.  A tiny dab with the SU 2-way Glue Pen was all that was needed to stick the hearts where they needed to be, and a Pearl Basic Jewel finished each of the hearts off.  Then I spent some time adhering the tiniest of the Pearl Basic Jewels to the centers of some of the vellum flowers.  I have no idea how many there are – I just kept adding them until I thought it looked right – but I kept them in the top part of the flowers.

I wrapped a length of the 7/8″ Sahara Sand Lace Trim around and taped it to the back of the layered mat, and then finished that off with some Blushing Bride (apropos, no?!?!) Baker’s Twine. And then I stuck one last pearl in the center of the BT bow.  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Pearls.  Perfect!  The card front was done when I popped it onto the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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On the inside, I used a piece of Pink Pirouette, edged with the dark Blendy of the same color.  And then guess what I discovered?  The new Sale-A-Bration stamp set Nature’s Perfection has a stamp with a flower that looks just like the flowers on the Sheer Perfection Vellum!!!  Coincidence?!?  Knowing Stampin’ Up! I suspect not! 🙂  So – I stamped those all across the bottom in Sahara Sand, and then added the sentiment.  I texted my friend and gave him the choice of the two sentiments I’d identified for the inside, so he got to pick the one he liked best.  Here’s how it looks:

For the New Two Wedding Card Inside 3 watermarked

Now – at this point, I’d normally add some stamped embellishments to a Medium Envelope and call it good, but…this is a special card.  So – I found an appropriately sized piece of the Occasions Irresistibly Yours DSP – with some flowers – and sponged it with Pink Pirouette Ink.  And then used the Envelope Punch Board to make a custom envelope (pink-flower-side in).  And THEN, cause I was on a roll (and also don’t have any of the SU Sticky Strip tape), I punched out a heart with the Sweetheart Punch from a little of the remaining Irresistibly Yours DSP and stuck a piece of Double Sided Tape onto the back of it.  When I gave it to Dave, I told him to use it to close the envelope when he was ready.  Here ’tis – what do you think?

For the New Two Wedding Card Outside and Envelope 3 watermarked For the New Two Wedding Card Outside and Envelope 2 watermarked

Yea – I stamped more of the flowers across the front of the envelope in Sahara Sand and Pink Pirouette.  Couldn’t help myself!

Anyway – Dave was pleased with the result, as was I.  I hope that you like it as well!

There’s only 27 days left to get in on Sale-A-Bration and to get these great new stamp sets and the vellum stack that I used in this project.  Don’t miss out – I don’t know when (or if!) we’ll see these items again! And Sale-A-Bration also means the chance to earn MORE Hostess Dollars with a qualifying workshop or individual order than at any other time of the year.  It’s win-win!

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Click HERE to see a flyer on the new products, including some great ideas of how to use them!

 

TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

Price: $4.95

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

WEEKLY DEALS 3 Mar – 9 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 9 Mar.
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (Card front sentiment mat)
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Front Mat); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Inner liner); Hearts Border punches
Sheer Perfection Vellum Designer Stack: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (art piece)
Irresistibly Yours DSP: 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (envelope); Sweetheart Punch
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BLENDABILITIES QUALITY ISSUES

Stampin’ Up! released the following announcement about the Blendabilities line.  While this is disappointing, it’s something of a testament to the company that they’re addressing an issue they find unacceptable in an up-front manner.  At this point, I don’t know exactly what the issue is, but I’ll bring you guys more information as I get it.

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February 27, 2015
We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

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Backorder Report – as of 4 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

131202: Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 9
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13
126697: Wetlands Clear Stamp Set–TBD
134348: Date, Time, Place Wood Stamp–TBD
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–TBD
Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)

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Just a Few Updates for 3 Mar 15

Good morning – just a few things to update you on today.  I’ll have a new card share for you on Thursday!

The new Sale-A-Bration items are on the street!  I played with the For Being You set yesterday, and the card I share Thursday will have elements from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (gotta tell you – this stack is a MUST HAVE! – it’s flat awesome!) and the Nature’s Perfection set (here’s a cool thing – the stemmed flowers in the Nature’s Perfection set match one of the designs in the Sheer Perfection Vellum – which really lets you do a lot of coordination in your cards.  Be sure to come back on Thursday and I’ll show you what I mean!

 New SAB 1New SAB 2

New SAB 3New SAB 4
Click HERE to see a flyer on the new products, including some great ideas of how to use them!

Sale-A-Bration is headed into its last month for 2015.  Don’t let these exclusive products and the chance for $25 extra in Hostess Dollars pass you by – you can do a workshop via catalog/internet!  And, you earn a free item for every $50 that you purchase.  Click here to read all about it. a reminder, here’s the Hostess Benefits Chart for Sale-A-Bration:

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TTFN and LLAP

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

WEEKLY DEALS 3 Mar – 9 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 9 Mar.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BLENDABILITIES QUALITY ISSUES

Stampin’ Up! released the following announcement about the Blendabilities line.  While this is disappointing, it’s something of a testament to the company that they’re addressing an issue they find unacceptable in an up-front manner.  At this point, I don’t know exactly what the issue is, but I’ll bring you guys more information as I get it.

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February 27, 2015
We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

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Backorder Report – as of 2 Mar 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

139158: You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set–March 4
131168: Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 4
131161: Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 10
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
126189: Paper Piercing Tool

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim

 

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Thanks to all of you who joined us last week for the Happy Stamper’s Birthday Blog Hop!  I hope that y’all enjoyed all our shares for you.

My share for you today comes from the brand-spanking-new Sale-A-Bration products.  You can scroll down and get another look at all of them – including a flyer that shows some cool ideas for using them.  For today, I dove into the new For Being You set – which I got in wood.  It’s a fun set – with a BIG “Thanks” as the center-point.  I can see it becoming a new fave for me.

I used the Best Year Ever DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (if you hurry, you can still get this paper FREE with a $50 purchase!) to influence my color palette.  I started with a piece of the DSP as my card front and SNAIL’d it to a Crumb Cake Cut and Ready Card Base.

For Being You Thanks Outside 4 WatermarkedThen I matted a piece of Whisper White Card Stock with a Sahara Sand Mat, and stamped the sentiment from the For Being You set in Sahara Sand Classic Ink.  Folks – this is a sentiment that makes a statement!  It’s big – the word measures just under 4″ long and a little shy of an inch tall – you can see how much of the card front it uses.  I really like that bold font, too.  I gave it even more pop by outlining the letters in Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon using my Stampin’ Write Markers.

For Being You Thanks Card Outside 2 Closeup watermarked

I did a wrap around the matted piece with two lengths of the new Thick Twine from the In-Colors Accessory Pack (one of the new SAB items), taping the ends to the back with regular tape.  Then I did a double bow and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the other strands of twine.

I’d just received a package of the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers, so I wanted to try them out.  I stuck two of the little hearts on, and colored them with the darkest of my Coastal Cabana Blendability Markers (scroll all the way down for an important notice about Blendabilties).  Then, I popped the sentiment mat onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the front was done!

For Being You Thanks Card Outside 3 Watermarked

For the inside, I used a piece of Whisper White Card Stock, that I gussied up a bit with some scrap Sahara Sand Card Stock and Best Year Ever DSP.

For Being You Thanks Card Inside watermarked

This card went together quickly and I think it’s a nice, clean look.  I hope that you’ll get in on the For Being You set before it’s gone – I think it’s going to be a really nice, versatile set to have in your tool kit!

Speaking of the new SAB products, they’re now available for your buying pleasure!  Two new stamp sets, In-Color Accessories and a brand new Vellum Designer Stack!

 

New SAB 1New SAB 2

New SAB 3New SAB 4
Click HERE to see a flyer on the new products, including some great ideas of how to use them!

Please don’t let Sale-A-Bration pass you by, folks!  It’s a heck of a chance to get free stuff – and, as I’ve mentioned before – who doesn’t like FREE STUFF?!?!  As a reminder, here’s the Hostess Benefits Chart for Sale-A-Bration:

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BLOG CANDY BLOG CANDY BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!  WE HAVE A WINNER!

The Random Number Generator came up with Commenter #16 – that’s Patricia Allison!

Random Winner Mar 2015Whoo-hooo!  Patricia – send me an e-mail with your mailing address and I’ll get your Edgelits, Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and Rhinestone Jewels packaged up and out to you as soon as I can.  Congratulations!

 

Today’s the last day for this week’s Weekly Deals, so if you had your eye on something, you need to get it now!

TTFN and LLAP (in honor of the passing of my childhood hero – Leonard Nimoy/Mr. Spock)

Mary

March 1 – 31 HOSTESS CODE:  33QPV23V Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift for February is your choice of any item valued up to $4.95 in either the 2014-15 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog!

Here are the card cuts for today’s project (starts with a Crumb Cake Cut-and-Ready Card Base):

Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (Mat for sentiment); 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner embellishment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/2″ x 2″ (Sentiment panel); 4 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner)

Best Year Ever DSP: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (Card front); 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner strip)

STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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LAST DAY OF THE WEEKLY DEALS!
WEEKLY DEALS 24 Feb – 2 Mar 15 Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 2 Mar.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!! Earn a free item for every $50 that you purchase. Click here to read all about it.

Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

BLENDABILITIES QUALITY ISSUES

Stampin’ Up! released the following announcement about the Blendabilities line.  While this is disappointing, it’s something of a testament to the company that they’re addressing an issue they find unacceptable in an up-front manner.  At this point, I don’t know exactly what the issue is, but I’ll bring you guys more information as I get it.

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February 27, 2015
We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

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Backorder Report – as of 26 Feb 15

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

140594: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set–March 2
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 3
131527: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes–March 6

Currently the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
126189: Paper Piercing Tool

Currently, the following items have LOW INVENTORY and will move to the “Not Orderable” list (above) once our current inventory is depleted:

137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers

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