As I head into the week of the spring OnStage event (the Stampin’ Up! convention weekend), I have treats and gifts on my mind. I’ll be headed to Shreveport, LA with 5 of my Fun n’ Crafty Stampers group to get a sneak peek at the upcoming Annual Catalog that launches in June as well as get inspired by the great creativity and savvy of other demonstrators. I’ve never been to Louisiana before! I am excited to get a chance to adventure somewhere new and bond with my team at the same time! So, be watching my Northwest Stamper … Read More
So, today I have to put out the LAST CALL for taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration promotions. Stampin’ Up always runs this incentive during the first 3 months of the year, giving you a chance to get free stamps and papers, including exclusive items that are made only for this promotion. Plus, if you are thinking of taking advantage of all the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, you only have through tonight to get those 2 free stamp sets of your choice, any value with your starter kit. PLUS, Stampin’ Up just announced that anyone who purchased the starter … Read More
March is fast coming to a close and that means we only have 2 days left of Sale-a-Bration and the chance to get some of these cute sets like the Delicate Details stamp set! It has so many possibilities including lace borders, emboss-resist techniques, etc. But my favorite idea with it – and one of the easiest- is to create fabulous tone-on-tone backgrounds using the lace. Check it out: I always think of lace stamps as being delicate and ideal for weddings and love cards, but you don’t have to keep it to those boxes! I had created a simple … Read More
When I had a hostess ask me this month to use Dragonfly Dreams for one of her event cards, I smiled and said “of course!” Then I did my best Winnie the Pooh impression and sat at my craft table poking my head and saying “think, think, think”. I had played a little with this set, but I hadn’t actually completed a full card yet. But, as I started thinking about what other supplies I had lying around my desk I wanted to play with (the Sale-a-Bration Glimmer Paper assortment and the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing folder), some ideas started coming … Read More
With so many great flowers and lace stamps and dies, sometimes I have a hard time finding a Masculine birthday card in my stash. So, when I was designing a card for my recent Stamping Bingo event, I decided to fix that problem! I love this Balloon Adventures stamp set and especially that it fits the Balloon Bouquet punch. But this card is all about the details, which lets you keep it interesting without bringing it over to the girly side. Let me share with you some of the fun touches we added: Little Touches Make All the Difference … Read More
Happy Monday! I’m back today to share with you a fun Foxy Friends card that I’ve been sitting on for a while. And by sitting on for a while, I mean, I made this at my LAST Northwest Crafty Retreat Weekend in the fall! We have our next retreat coming up at the end of the month, so its about time I get this posted. This was my interpretation of a Mojo Monday card sketch and the A Little Foxy Suite made it come together so super easily. Keep reading and I’ll show you the sketch and how I put … Read More
We all love getting free stuff… I mean, really – who is going to say “You want to give me a free stamp set or glimmer paper? No thanks, I’m good.” Sale-a-Bration is a fun promotion each year with lots of ways to get extra perks for your time and money. Starting this week – they have added 3 cute additional options for you as part of the 2017 Sale-a-Bration incentive. Check them out and let me know what you think!
Happy Valentine’s Day! I am running so far behind but I wanted to make sure to get this post up for you… not just because I have a special Valentine’s Day Promotion at the end of the post! But I also love this technique – it was one of the designer paper techinques from January’s Terrific Techniques class and I thought you might all enjoy it too.