Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stampin’ Up! Number of Years Pop-Up Birthday for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!

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This week we here at the Happy Stampers welcome you to a sketch challenge!  It’s always fun to see what the 7 of us in the group come up with – we’re all so different in our crafty aesthetic – so seeing our 7 very different takes on the same sketch is cool!  Hope you’ll take a few minutes to peruse all our various offerings today.

To start out  – here’s the sketch we’re working with:

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So – two years ago (and one month from today), a lovely little girl was born to one of our favorite and most fun-to-have-around team members.  At that time, I was just getting a feel for stamping and making cards.  Hadn’t even heard of Stampin’ Up!, let alone availed myself of any of their wonderful crafting goodies.  But, nonetheless, I made a welcome baby card.  Don’t even have a picture of it.  Yes, I wasn’t even a blogger then!! 😉

Last year, I made a card for Miss Scarlett’s first birthday.  It looked like this:

Scarlett's b-day card and envelope 2 watermarked

For today, as I make her second birthday card, I once again have wonderful Occasions and Sale-a-Bration products to use.  I used two really fun things – the first is the wonderful, glorious Number of Years bundle, and the second is the so-intricate-people-think-you’re-a-genius-it’s-okay-just-let-them-think-you-are-one Birthday Pop-Ups Thinlit Dies.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love Blossom Hearts

Good Wednesday morning!  Today’s card is very quick and easy.  And super clean.  And also simple.  Any other descriptors?  I saw someone (actually several someone’s!) out on Pinterest had used this little Love Blossom Embellishment Kit wooden panel on a couple of cards.  So, when The Paper Players challenge #278 came up for a clean and simple Valentine card….

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….I thought I’d give it a go.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 19 Jan 16

Good morning!  New Weekly Deals are out – be sure to scroll down to see them…

Just a reminder on the Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials going on now:

  • Good thru 31 Jan:  Double Points in my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program!
  • Good thru this Friday at 8pm Eastern:  Everyone who orders $50 or more in product will receive a free Fine-Tip Glue Pen, in addition to the usual ordering gift, and the double rewards points!  And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration, you’ll also get to pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer!

The Paper Pumpkin special is ongoing until 31 Mar.  Thought you might enjoy a video about the January kit!

January Paper Pumpkin video

TTFN

Mary

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Builder Hello and a Limited Time Offer!

Happy Monday!  I can totally say that today because….I’ve got the day off! Whoo-HOOOOO!!  As I sit here typing this post – on Sunday night – I’m completely free of the “Sunday night blues”!  I’ve just spent the day – in my pajamas! – listening to music on my computer thru my bluetooth speaker (Christmas present – thanks Martin’s!), reading and making cards.  With a couple of meals thrown in.  Heck, I even left the Do Not Disturb sign on all day.

And I have every intention of repeating the whole thing again tomorrow.  Well – might have to let housekeeping come – I’m going to be out of coffee and that’s unacceptable! 😉

So, what did I make today?  This card, that uses one of my bug-a-boo designs from the Botanical Gardens DSP.  Just a hard design and color combo for me, but I decided to give it a go!  I combined that with the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits and that was it.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Easter Lamb, Friends and Flowers Welcoming Words (and Blog Candy!)

Well, good morning to you!  I’m glad you stopped by – I’ve got a cute welcome baby card to share with you today.  But, first…

I was busy today.  Did a little computer mailing….a little grocery shopping… and some stamping area setting up! If you’ve been following me for any time, you know that I travel with my stampin’ stuff if I’m going to be gone any length of time.  I have to say – if any of you are traveling and are just addicted to this craft of ours enough to want to take it all with you and stamp in your hotel…TownePlace Suites are a good bet!  I love this table/desk area they have!  Take a look at what I got set up today – and didn’t even have to beg an additional table!

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Kinda cool, huh?  Certainly not bad for a hotel room craft spot!

So, at my new desk, I created a soft, cute card today to welcome a new baby to the family.  I used several new stamp sets – Honeycomb Happiness (read on down for a chance to win this set for yourself!), Friends & Flowers, Easter Lamb and Welcoming Words!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Honeycomb Happiness Chick on a Super Simple Saturday!

Made it to the weekend!!  Whoo-hoo!  I’m sitting here on Friday night typing this post with the entire, beautiful, lovely, empty weekend stretching ahead of me.  It’s even a Three-Day Weekend.  Thank you, Mr. King!  On top of all that, we got off work ridiculously early today.  Like…I drove all the way back to the hotel….in DAYlight! 😉  So, I’m simply luxuriating in the knowledge that for the next three days… I don’t have to put make-up on, don’t have to get up at any particular time, don’t have to fight my work computer (whole other frustrating story that I won’t bore you with).  Nothing like that at all.  For 72 hours!  Holy smokes!!

So tomorrow, after I get up whenever I want to! – I’ll be doing my “nesting”.  I made the decision the other day to not change hotels, so now I can set up my crafting area, put away all my clothes and stuff, and settle down.  And I can make cards again!  Whoo-hoo!

But, I’ve still got one more card to share that I made before I left Atlanta.  It uses the crazy cute stamp set in Sale-A-Bration called Honeycomb Happiness.  This little chick-dude (dude-ette?) is totally adorable.  And this card will go together for you lickety-split.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Words and One Big Meaning Thank You Cards

Well, here it is again – FRIDAY!  Wow.  It’s weird that I sit at work and the time drags but then I write my posts and my first week in AZ is already in the history books!  I’m most definitely not complaining – I’m already looking forward to the end of the trip!

So, in my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator persona, one thing I can never have too many of is Thank You cards!  When I recently sent my 2016 Occasions Catalog shares out, I included (as I always do!) a Thank You note in each package.  I put together a stack of them, using the Watercolor Thank You stamp and some of the new Sale-a-Bration Perfectly Artistic DSP.  I liked them so much that I decided to make a few more, and share them with you!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Rose Wonder Sympathy for the Happy Stamper’s Blog Hop

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Welcome welcome – to another edition of the Happy Stampers weekly Blog Hop!  This week we all worked with some lovely colors – Rose Red, Whisper White and Gold!

12301543_1305619832797922_1745474301327676133_nI hope that you’ll take a little time today – maybe get a cuppa something warm (and a cookie!)  – and settle back to peruse all the pretty projects our Happy Stamper ladies have made for you today. 🙂

My share uses the wonderful new Occasions bundle with the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits ($49.25 for the bundle, a savings of 15%).  I made a sympathy card – for my friends in Atlanta.  They’ve lost too many of their 4-legged kids this past few months.  But, here’s the thing.  You could oh-so-easily make this exact card, minus one tiny element, and it would be a lovely sympathy card for any human person need!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Heart Wedding Congratulations

Mornin’, y’all!  As we hit the half-way point, I hope the week is treating you well and that you’re busily stamping away with your fave SU! products and waiting for your new Occasions goodies and FREE Sale-a-Bration toys to arrive in the mail!

My share today is a wedding card – I don’t have anyone on my list right now who needs a wedding card (at least not one that’s as Princess wedding/formal as this card turned out!), but the sketch challenge that I played with for this card just seemed to cry out for a wedding card!  I ended up using the completely perfect-for-a-wedding-card Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, some florals from Timeless Love and both Sassy Salutations and For The New Two stamp sets for my sentiments.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! What’s Up on 12 Jan 16

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Happy Tuesday!

Sale-A-Bration continues at a blinding pace!  Folks are all cashing in on the free items in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  They’re getting those items for free by purchasing their favorite stamping products from Stampin’ Up!

The Double Punkin’ Head Rewards Special is ongoing – don’t miss your opportunity to rack up a lot of extra points towards more free Stampin’ Up! goodies!

See you tomorrow with a new project!

TTFN

Mary

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