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Here’s What’s Happening on 24 Mar 15

Quick update for 24 Mar.  First of all:  Sale-A-Bration is almost in the history books.  If you hurry, there’s still time to “cash” in, as it were!  We can get an online workshop in before the 31st and you can reap the benefits!  Here’s a reminder:

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You can also still take advantage of the sale on Paper Pumpkin 3-month subscriptions.

 

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There’s still time to purchase the 3-month subscription for $54.85 ($5 off the regular price) and if you purchase one of these, you automatically qualify for a free Sale-a-bration item! You can see the prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription options in my online store here.

This week’s Weekly Deals (whenever I write that, I feel like the boss in the Department of Redundancy Department!  🙂 ) are really fun – I feel an order coming on!  Don’t miss out on some great deals.  There I go again – sorry!

Don’t forget to stop back by here on Thursday. Happy Stampers is having another Blog Hop (planning tip – we’re having one the last Thursday of every month) and the theme is Spring/Easter and some ideas on crafty storage.  And, of course, no Easter discussion would be complete without CANDY.  Of the Blog-variety in this case!  So, be sure to come back now, y’hear?

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!

Reminder: My Digital Studio To Be Discontinued 31 May 15
Stampin’ Up! has determined that we will no longer offer My Digital Studio (MDS) or its associated professional print services after 31 May 15. If you’ve purchased My Digital Studio from SU!, you will still be able to use the program after that date. However, Stampin’ Up! will no longer provide support for the My Digital Studio or print services. The Download Manager will also be unavailable after 31 May, so Stampin’ Up! suggests that you download and back up any digital downloads you have purchased, including MDS content and Online Classes.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you through this transition.

WEEKLY DEALS 24 Mar – 30 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 30 Mar.

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Price: $15.95

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Sale: $13.46

Price: $17.95

Sale: $9.71

Price: $12.95

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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 23 Mar 15

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

139100: Nature’s Perfection Clear Stamp Set–March 25
131297: Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 25
131200: 2013-2015 In Color Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 25
131190: Brights Collection 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 25
131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 25
131201: Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 25
135804: Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases–March 25
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 27
105225: So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 31
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–TBD
137366: Berry Basket Bigz L Die–TBD

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
129381: Ovals Collection Framelits

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
120279: Clear-Block Storage Caddy
126189: Paper-Piercing Tool
127526: Elegant Butterfly Punch
137363: Hello You Thinlits

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An Updated Update for St. Patrick’s Day

Weird – I know.  Two posts from me today.  BUT – I wanted to share a quick, late-breaking news report from Stampin’ Up!  With just 14 days left in Sale-A-Bration, SU! has added TEN new items for you to choose from as your FREEBIE item when you spend $50 in any catalog.  These 10 items are all in the Annual Catalog, so they may be something you had on your wish list.  Now’s the chance to get them for FREE!  Take a look-see:

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I also made another update to the backorder list – it got SMALLER!  Yeah!

Enjoy!

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!

My Digital Studio To Be Discontinued 31 May 15
Stampin’ Up! has determined that we will no longer offer My Digital Studio (MDS) or its associated professional print services after 31 May 15. If you’ve purchased My Digital Studio from SU!, you will still be able to use the program after that date. However, Stampin’ Up! will no longer provide support for the My Digital Studio or print services. The Download Manager will also be unavailable after 31 May, so Stampin’ Up! suggests that you download and back up any digital downloads you have purchased, including MDS content and Online Classes.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you through this transition.

WEEKLY DEALS 17 Mar – 23 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 23 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 17 Mar 15

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

137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 31
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–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)
137380: Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamp Block (2-7/8″ x 2-11/16″; supply item)
137898: Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
127811: 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch

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

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Just a Few Updates for 17 Mar 15

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  Hope you’ve got yer green all picked out for the day – even if only to keep from getting a pinch!  Maybe you’ve got some corned beef and cabbage all ready for dinner. However you celebrate the day – or don’t! – I hope it finds you well.

It’s Tuesday again – which means it’s time for a new set of Weekly Deals.  Always fun to see what’s in the line-up.  Scroll down to check out this week’s specials. I see several Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, some ribbon and the cool mosaic stamp set!

Only 14 days left in Sale-A-Bration!  There’s still time to do a catalog/internet show and take advantage of the potential for and extra $25 in Hostess Dollars.  And, have the chance to get the exclusive freebie items – that quite likely won’t be available after Sale-A-Bration ends.  Let me know if you’re interested!

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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!

My Digital Studio To Be Discontinued 31 May 15
Stampin’ Up! has determined that we will no longer offer My Digital Studio (MDS) or its associated professional print services after 31 May 15. If you’ve purchased My Digital Studio from SU!, you will still be able to use the program after that date. However, Stampin’ Up! will no longer provide support for the My Digital Studio or print services. The Download Manager will also be unavailable after 31 May, so Stampin’ Up! suggests that you download and back up any digital downloads you have purchased, including MDS content and Online Classes.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you through this transition.

WEEKLY DEALS 17 Mar – 23 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 23 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 16 Mar 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 18
140667: Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set–March 18
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 18
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–March 18
131295: Strawberry Slush 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 18
131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 18
131158: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 18
131189: Subtles Collection 12″ x 12″ Cardstock–March 18
131294: Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 18
131298: Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 18
131199: Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 18
127821: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–March 18
137414: Bow Builder Punch–March 20
131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–March 31

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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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:

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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?

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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

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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!

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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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Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

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Today is the February Happy Stampers Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Birthday projects – which is timely, since a bunch of us signed up to be part of the Birthday Bomb.  That’s where the people who sign up all send a B-day card to everyone else on the list on their birthday (was that the Department of Redundancy Department?!?!).  So everyone gets a bunch of wonderful, handmade SU-product birthday cards.  Fun, huh?  This hop theme gives us all a chance to pump up our stash of b-day cards to use for the bomb and all our friends and relatives through the year.  Several of us threw our hats in the ring this month to take part in the hop, so be sure to check out the other ladies’ projects after you browse thru mine! AND – the part I know you’re waiting for! – we’re all giving out a little sumpin-sumpin for Blog Candy (best kind of candy there is!), so be sure to see them all!

Getcha a cuppa something yummy and stretch out a little bit.  We’re each sharing two projects today so this is gonna be a long one!

My first card for you was inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch 386:

mojo386This is a tall and skinny design and so I did some mental math to be sure that what I ended up with would fit in a Stampin’ Up Medium Envelope (it does, with plenty of room for the embellishments). See what you think:

Birthday Card 1 Outside 4 watermarked

I used the Best Year Ever DSP (Sale-A-Bration) as a color-jumping-off-point, starting with a Sahara Sand tall-and-skinny card base.  I built the front of the card by starting with a Whisper White Card Stock panel that I stamped with the Something Lacy background stamp in Crumb Cake.  The horizontal piece is from the Best Year Ever DSP and is SNAIL’d right to the stamped mat.

Birthday Card 1 Outside 2 watermarked

I built the next layer by embossing a piece of Whisper White CS with the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhering it to another Sahara Sand Card Stock mat with SNAIL.  I wrapped some Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine around the layered piece, securing it on the back with some plain tape.  Then I stamped another piece of Whisper White CS with the flower image in the Crazy About You stamp set and cut it out with the Flower Medallion punch. (Attention.  This is a funds-efficiency public service announcement:  this punch can be bundled with the Petal Potpourri Stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  AND – it also punches this flower in Crazy About You.  That’s what we call getting more bang for your buck! We now return you to your regularly scheduled Blog Hop).

Birthday Card 1 Outside closeup watermarked

I ran another little piece of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine through one of the little metal buttons in the Occasions Catalog Artisan Embellishment Kit and made a little bow.  Uhh – it’s all just kinda….”little”, I guess! ;0  Then I glued it to the center of the flower with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and Dimensional’d the whole thing to the front of the mat.  The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Banner Bundle and is stamped in Crushed Curry and cut with the matching die in the Big Shot.  Then I SNAIL’d it to a piece of the Best Year Ever DSP and fussy cut a little mat out.  I SNAIL’d it to the mat, aligning it below the wrapped baker’s twine and under the flower.

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Adhering the whole layered front mat to the card base with Dimensionals finished up the front of the card.  I treated the inside to a Whisper White liner, with a couple of leftover pieces of Sahara Sand CS and some more Best Year Ever DSP.

Birthday Card 1 Inside watermarked

Just to finish everything off, I used a final scrap piece of the DSP to line the inside of a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope flap.  And here’s how the whole thing turned out!

Birthday Card 1 with envelope 2 watermarked

I think it turned out kind of pretty and I like the kind of tone-on-tone thing goin’ on with the pops of complementary colors.

Y’all still with me?  Good.  I’ll wait a few minutes if you need to take a break…..10….9….8….7….6….5 4 3 2 1! And, we’re back.

Card two was inspired by my little ole brain.  I kind of stayed with a similar color theme, but with a different twist.  And, for some reason, I wanted it to be a small note card, so I used the measurements of the SU Note Cards and Envelopes.

Ever since reading about coloring on vellum with the Blendabilities, I’d been wanting to give it a try, and I really wanted to color that gorgeous flower branch in the Indescribable Gift set (it’s not just for Easter!).  Here’s what I came up with – take a look-see!

Birthday Card 2 Outside 1 watermarked

First I stamped the flower image onto a piece of vellum with Versamark Ink and sprinkled it with SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  I carefully heat embossed it, keeping my heat tool moving.  It did curl the vellum a little bit, but I lightly heated the back side while speaking steely to it and it straightened out and flew right.  Then, I got down to the fun stuff!  I pulled out my Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral and the Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities.  I colored with the Pink Pirouette first, flooding with the light color and then blending in the medium and darker colors.  Trick here is to do small sections at a time, so that the colors blend all by themselves.  Then, I used the lightest Calypso Coral to just touch on some of the darker “shaded” areas.  The leaves got a similar treatment (okay, no Calypso Coral on those), with the Wild Wasabi blendies.  I used the two darkest pens in the Skin Tone Assortment for the branches.  Then I patiently let it all dry.  No, not really so patiently!

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But dry it finally was, so I used a little liquid glue to adhere it to a Sahara Sand CS mat (staying as close to the edges as possible), and then SNAIL’d all THAT to a Pink Pirouette mat. Using some scraps of Sahara Sand, I cut the “frame” pieces out with the Edgelits die (foreshadowing here….blog candy……) and adhered them over the edge of the vellum with tiny dabs of Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I made sure the corners were as straight and lined up as possible and then sort of finished them off with 4 of the smallest pearls in the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  Then,  I stamped the sentiment from the Petite Pairs set in Crumb Cake and wrapped some Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine around and finished it with a nice little bow.

Birthday Card 2 Outside 1 watermarked

Adhering the mat art to the Sahara Sand card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals finished off the front of the card!

On the inside, I stamped part of the same flower image in the bottom corner of a piece of Whisper White CS and colored it in the manner as the front image.  I completed the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Crumb Cake and called it a day!

Birthday Card 2 Inside 3 watermarked

Hope that you enjoyed these two shares – they were fun to make.  The flower from Indescribable Gift is just beautiful and colors very nicely!

It’s almost time that you can order the new Sale-A-Bration products.  Here’s a reminder of what they are:

New SAB 1

New SAB 2

New SAB 3 New SAB 4

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

And – if you’re craving a Big Shot or any of the items used in these cards, remember that Sale-A-Bration is a GREAT time to do a workshop – even if it’s a home-based one, where everyone just orders from the catalog. The potential for lots of free Hostess Dollars is truly at its highest right now!  Here’s the full scoop.

BLOG CANDY BLOG CANDY BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!

Remember the Edgelits?  Well, you COULD score those and some bling for your card-making fun.  There’s a package of the Edgelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and a package of Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine.

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Leave a comment below and tell me which of the new SAB products you’re most anxious to get your hands (and what you’re thinking of doing with it!) before 7 AM ET on Tuesday, 3 Mar 15 and you’ll be entered to win.  I’ll have the random number generator pick a comment on Tuesday morning and then I’ll announce the winner on my blog that day! Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.

With that, scroll down right quick-like and leave your Blog-Candy-entering-comment and then come back up here and check out the other stops on the Blog Hop.  Folks, this is one seriously talented group of ladies – and you NEED to see what they have to offer you today!

Okay, on with the hop! To hop back to Sandi MacIver’s Blog, click the Back arrow button. To move forward to Kristi Gray’s Blog, click the Forward arrow button.

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In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Happy Stampers Team Members who are joining in this blog hop:

Amy Koenders – www.stampwithAmyK.com

Sandi MacIver – www.stampingwithSandi.com

Mary Deatherage – www.stampsnlingers.com <<<<You are here!

Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com

Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com

TTFN

Mary

FEBRUARY 1 – 28 HOSTESS CODE:  RKBPBNYM 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 projects:

Birthday Card #1:

Sahara Sand Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (mat for embossed panel); 1″ x 3 1/2″ (inside embellishment mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 5″ (Something Lacy stamped panel); 4 1/4″ x 3″ (embossed panel); Sentiment banner; Flower Medallion; 3 1/2″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Best Year Ever DSP: 3 1/2″ x 3″ (Calypso Coral mat); fussy cut sentiment mat;  7/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip); envelope flap

Whisper White Card Stock: Bitty Butterfly punches;  5 1/4″ x 4″ (Inside liner)

Birthday Card #2:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 5″ x 7″ (card base – score and fold at 3 1/2″); 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (art piece mat); Frame pieces cut with Edgelits

Pink Pirouette Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (front mat)

Vellum: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ (art piece)

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

Price: $99.95

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Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

 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!

Backorder Report – as of 25 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
101731: Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad–March 3
126956: Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad–March 3
112983: Customer Order Form (50)–March 5
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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Spring is in the Cards!

Monday morning dawned bright and beautiful in California.  Not!  It was rainy and drizzly and – actually – kind of nice.  IMHO, the high desert is at its most beautiful when the rain is just starting to clear and the sun is shining down thru the clouds, illuminating the oddly-green-for-this-time-of-year desert floor.  And the smell of the desert after a rain is something you have to experience to understand – just wonderful!

But, it WAS chilly (still is!).  And breezy – that’s not so very unusual!  So, when it came time to create a card to share with you today, I was kind of thinking about Spring.  It’s just around the corner – and I know Wayne is R-E-A-D-Y!  And I know there’s a lot of folks in the east and on the plains that are ready as well.

ONE of my two boxes came today.  Mailed same day.  Same address….Ruh-roh….. hope that second box isn’t AWOL. Perhaps it will arrive tomorrow.  I sure hope so, because my paper trimmer is in that box, and the one I bought as a “stand-in” ain’t really cuttin’ it!  Oh – ha, pun not intended!

So, here we go.  This is a very simple, very clean card today.  It took me longer to organize (sort of) my tools and whatnot from my box, figure out the trimmer, and assemble my “photo studio” than it did to build it.  Makes it a nice, quick card for when you need a pretty Thank You.  Or almost any other sentiment!

Spring Butterflies Thank You Outside 3 watermarked

I started with a piece of the Painted Blooms DPS – making sure I did my cuts to get some painted blooms framed as I wanted them on the card.  This piece is mounted with SNAIL onto a Wild Wasabi mat.  I stamped the sentiment from the Painted Petals Stamp Set in Strawberry Slush, and then mounted the layered piece onto a Strawberry Slush card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Spring Butterflies Thank You Outside 2 watermarked

I stamped some of the smallest butterflies from the Butterfly Basics set onto some Whisper White Card Stock – 2 in Pink Pirouette and one in Crushed Curry (stamped off once on scrap paper and then stamped without re-inking) and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I stuck them on with some Glue Dots, and gave each of them a single teensy Pearl Basic Jewel to round things out.  And – did I mention this was quick?!?! – the outside was done! 🙂

The inside got a VERY simple treatment – a piece of Whisper White CS, with a strip of left over Strawberry Slush CS layered with a scrap of Painted Blooms DSP (actually the back – decided to give it a little pop).

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And there you go!  One quick, simple SPRING-Y Thank You card!

Spring Butterflies Thank You Outside 1 watermarked

That was a quick share – it’s late here.  Fortunately, I’m a night person.  She says – never!  So, I’m ready for bed!

Before I go, though, we got some big news from Stampin’ Up! today.  To celebrate the last month of Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Up! is offering FOUR NEW Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn for free starting March 1! There are two new stamp sets, a new accessory pack and a new vellum pack…these items are in addition to the great Sale-A-Bration items that are already available!  Take a look here for my previous post about the great opportunity to earn even MORE Hostess Dollars in March.  Take a gander at the new products:

New SAB 1 New SAB 2

New SAB 3 New SAB 4

Click HERE to see a flyer on the new products, including some great ideas of how to use them!  That vellum has my name on it, I can already tell!  Imagine coloring those designs in with your Blendabilities (that you got for FREE in Sale-A-Bration?!?!)

Check out the new Weekly Deals – some great prices on all those embellishments we all like to add to our projects!

Don’t forget the Blog Hop this Thursday!  Blog candy is on the menu….See you then.

TTFN

Mary

FEBRUARY 1 – 28 HOSTESS CODE:  RKBPBNYM 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:

Strawberry Slush Card Stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 1″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)

Wild Wasabi Card Stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (Bottom Mat)

Painted Blooms DSP: 5″ x 3 3/4″ Main Art piece; 7/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: Bitty Butterfly punches;  5 1/4″ x 4″ (Inside liner)

STAMPIN’ UP! ITEMS USED IN THIS PROJECT:

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 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!

Backorder Report – as of 23 Feb 15, the following items are on backorder or unavailable to order; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.  The continuing labor disputes at the docks have caused some items to be harder than ever to get in stock.  SU has taken the step of simply making some items “Not Orderable”, rather than have our customers simply waiting and waiting.  We all hope this situation will resolve soon!  Please check out the following list of Backordered, Not Orderable, and  Low Inventory items.

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

137360: Butterflies Thinlits Dies–February 25
137364: Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–February 27
131166: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill–March 3

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
138634: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration)
137951: So You Simply Created Kit
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat

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

102193: VersaMark Ink Refill
126189: Paper Piercing Tool
131003: Rich Razzleberry Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers

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Sale-A-Bration Book-a-Thon!

Good morning from sunny (again) and warm (yes, again!) California!  I think I could get used to this weather – it was chilly when I left Atlanta last week and is now downright ridiculous there.  Hello?!?!  If we’d wanted that kind of weather, we’d have moved to Boston.  Or Minnesota!  That’s not how it’s supposed to be in Georgia.  Y’all take just a moment to pity my hubby – who hates hates HATES cold weather! 🙁  My 4-footed yaks (not really, but the horses get so hairy in the winter they could BE yaks!) are not bothered a bit.  In fact, the girls are happy campers in that kind of weather!  Pretty sure she took a little dip right after I snapped this picture when we had this weather LAST year.  Hey!  Wassup with this!?!?

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I’d love to share a card with you today, but….my stash is still wending its way to me!  It should arrive day-after-tomorrow.  So, hopefully on Tuesday, I’ll be able to share a card when I bring you the new weekly deals!  What I wanted to bring you today is news about the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Book-a-Thon.

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about holding a workshop, now just might be the time to climb down! Sale-A-Bration ends on 31 Mar, and SU is holding Book-A-Thon. Sign up to be a workshop hostess (sign up between Feb 20 and Feb 28, and hold the workshop in March 2015) and you’ll get a FREE additional gift from me (that’s over-and-above the usual free gift I give my customers AND all the FREE items you can receive as a hostess!). You can hold your workshop from the comfort of your home – and you don’t even have to clean house – always a decision-making factor for me! Contact me me right away (stamps-n-lingers@comcast.net) if you’re interested in this easy-peasy way to score all the Stampin’ Up Hostess benefits – AND take advantage of the final month of Sale-A-Bration!

Interested – but not entirely sure what all the Hostess Benefits really are? Take a look at the possibilities:

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Please take note of that far right column.  Sale-A-Bration goodness! (Note:  the computer-word-editor does not recognize “Bration” as a word, so it keeps changing it to “Oration”.  I’ve been trying to catch it every time, but if I miss one – please read what I MEANT, not what it WRITES!)

So – what could that all mean to you? Well, let’s look at a couple of examples:
Let’s say that you invite just 4 people to join your catalog workshop. Each of you buys $50 in product – from any source (Annual Catalog , online only items, Occasions Catalog and even the Clearance Rack). That makes your workshop total $250. You and each of your friends get one Sale-A-Bration item FREE! And YOU, as the hostess, also get $40 in hostess dollars, PLUS, since it’s during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get an EXTRA $25 more in hostess dollars. That’s $65 of merchandise from anywhere in the SU product lines (any active catalog, Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – ANYthing!) free. Zero. Zilch. Nada! Plus the additional free gift from me for holding your workshop in March. 

Add 3 more folks to your invite list (7 plus you as the hostess), and you could easily reach $400 in workshop orders. That bumps your total hostess dollars to $90 AND adds the chance to purchase a product for 1/2 price. And it just keeps going up from there. If you had just 9 friends, family or co-workers join you in your catalog workshop and y’all spend the same amount as in the first examples, this time reaching a workshop total of $500….you’d be looking at your one free SAB, TWO 1/2-price items and a whopping $105 of shopping spree mad money to spend on whatever you want! Yikes! 🙂

Guess what?  You can do all of this with folks you know who don’t even live where you do!  Or where I do!  Or where I AM right now!  Ah – the power and joy of internet and UPS!

Free SU product.  No house cleaning.  What’s not to like?

Speaking of weekly deals – I just realized that I never updated the site for the current deals. 🙁  See them below – and sorry for not giving you a lot of time to make up your mind.  The deal on the 2014-2016 In-Color Backgrounds DSP is awesome!

Reminder – Blog Hop this Thursday!  Birthday projects for your enjoyment and a little sugar-free blog candy. Hope you’ll join us!

TTFN

Mary

FEBRUARY 1 – 28 HOSTESS CODE:  RKBPBNYM 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 17 Feb – 23 Feb 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 23 Feb.

Supply List

Built for Free Using:  My Stampin Blog

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!

Online Shopping Icon 3

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!

Backorder Report – as of 19 Feb 15, the following items are on backorder; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

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

131162: Brights Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills–February 23
138634: Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration)–February 27
130999: Old Olive Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers–February 28
130997: Pumpkin Pie Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers–February 28
130998: Daffodil Delight Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers–February 28
130995: Cherry Cobbler Assortment Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers–February 28
131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers–March 2
137950: The Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit–March 13
137951: So You Simply Created Kit–March 13
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat–March 20

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