Monday, March 31, 2014

TSSC 308 See Ya Later

This special has ended. Be sure to follow my blog, Facebook, and Twitter to make sure you get notice of the next online only special. JUST ANNOUNCED - My first ever Facebook Flash Sale - 6hrs. only (through 8:00pm ET). See details here.

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. Note that the birthday stamp is part of See Ya Later, which is only available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration item through today, 3/31.



 Card Details:

Stamps: See Ya Later, Make A Cake
Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Gold
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape

Here is this week's sketch. You can see the rest of the design team samples and link your entry at the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site.

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you'll play along with this week's challenge!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sale-a-Bration ends 3/31

Sale-a-Bration (SAB) ends tomorrow (Monday, 3/31)! Get your exclusive SAB items before they're gone!

Here are a couple of cards I made featuring Sale-a-Bration items.  The top card has the following SAB items: Banner Blast, Banner Punch, Summer Starfruit Baker's Twine (from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack). The other stamp is from Starburst Sayings and is cut out with the Starburst Framelits. The banner holders were punched with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

This card is a CASE, but I've seen so many versions that I don't know who to give credit to. SAB items on this card: Banner Punch and See Ya Later. Other products: Circles Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cute, Quick Packaging Idea


With the Kraft Gift Boxes from Stampin' Up! you can have a cute gift box in practically no time. I decorated this one with Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (DSP). The twine is from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Kit. Get your Sweet Sorbet items for free* during Sale-a-Bration (SAB), which ends 3/31.
 The tag was made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and stamped with Happy Watercolor.
You get four of these boxes in a pack for only $2.95.
Kraft Gift Box (4)

Kraft Gift Box (4) 124106
Price: $2.95
Personalize this box to make your holiday gifts and goodies the envy of the
neighborhood. Kraft color offers an ideal canvas for stamping or covering
with Designer Series Paper—for anyone, for any occasion. Add your own tag
or topper. Includes four (4) boxes. Approximate size: 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2-1/2".

*One free SAB item with each $50 purchase.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Weekly Deals - March 25

Here are this week's Weekly Deals. Designer Series Paper (DSP) and card stock this week. Remember, order over $50 and pick a free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) item.

Order online (use hostess code above the Order Now button) or contact me by Wednesday (3/26) night to be part of a group order.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!



This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper Item # 130814
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN




Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Item # 130140
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN




Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 124005
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN




Champagne Glimmer Paper Item # 127885
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN




Cajun Craze 8-1/2X11 Card Stock Item # 119684
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.38 CAN




Brights Core'Dinations Cardstock Item # 129953
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN




Subtles Core'Dinations Item # 129954
Regular Price: $23.95 US/$29.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.96 US/$22.46 CAN




Wonderful You Board Book Template - Digital Download Item # 130103
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Monday, March 24, 2014

TSSC 307 Flower Sympathy Card

Here's my design team sample for this week's Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge. I have to confess that I've become spoiled. I love having a punch or framelit to cut out my images. Having the matching punches made this card a breeze.

Here's the sketch:



Card Details:

Stamps: Blessings From Heaven, Flower Shop, Petite Petals,
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral
Punches: Pansy, Petite Petals

This is a sympathy card with another stamp from Blessings From Heaven on the inside. That one says: May your memories bring you peace.  Under that stamp I added a sympathy stamp. The one I used is retired, but the Stampin' Up! set, Love and Sympathy, has a pretty one that simply says, "Sending Love and Sympathy."

Now it's time to head to the TSSC site so you can see the other design team samples and link your entry. Hope you'll play along this week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time's Running Out - Best of Flowers

Today's cards feature the Stampin' Up! set, Best of Flowers. Best of... sets are only available until 3/31/14, so be sure to order any you want. Each set is $14.95. Collect the 25 sticker from 6 sets and get a free stamp set ($14.95 or less). Buy 4 sets (or any other $50 or more purchase) and get the Distressed Dots embossing folder, which was used on the top card, for free (SAB selection, ends 3/31).

The "above & beyond..." stamp is from One in a Million. On the inside is the coordinating stamp from that set, "...that's where you always seem to go!" I like how each stamp in this set is paired with another coordinating phrase.

 This second card is a 3 x 3 notecard. Yes, Stampin' Up! sells envelopes to fit.

Here are all 12 sets, one for each month of Stampin' Up's 25th anniversary year. Get yours before they're gone!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Party

We had a small group, but my first Paper Pumpkin Party was a big hit! Those of us who were there put together a card that I designed and then worked on My Paper Pumpkin (MPP) kits. I offered this event FREE to all MPP subscribers.

Here are Carol, Sherri, and Karen working on their projects. Look how hard they're concentrating! It was a rare moment of quiet.
 Working on the March MPP kit:
 
Carol using the Big Shot (for the card I designed - MPP comes complete with everything you need, except adhesive):

Completed March MPP projects. There are supplies for 8 cards (2 of each design). In case you can't tell in the picture, the polka dots are gold glimmer paper.
I offered for people to use my non-consumables (Big Shot, punches, Simply Scored, etc.) to work on other projects, but they all had enough MPP kits to keep them busy.

You can see the bonus card we made here. It's the black and gold one.

Edit 3/23: I just saw that Stampin' Up! co-founder, Shelli Gardner, posted some variations that she made with her kit. Very cute!

The party was definitely a relaxing, fun time socializing and crafting. I look forward to doing this type of event again. In fact, if I get at least 2 new subscribers before the end of the month, I'll do it again in April. Why before the end of the month? Because then the new subscribers will also get a FREE pack of 2012-14 In Color Markers in their Welcome Kit. You must select me, Sue Root, Raleigh, NC, as your demonstrator to come to the FREE Paper Pumpkin Party. Sign up here. Hope you'll join us!

Friday, March 21, 2014

2014 Catalog Premiere



I am so excited about this announcement from Stampin' Up! They are having Catalog Premiere events at movie theaters throughout the USA and Canada. And Raleigh is one of the cities!

We get to be the first to see the new catalog! There will be more happening, but the rest of what I've read is on the demo site, so I don't think I can share it.

This event is only for demonstrators, so if you want to go, you have to join Stampin' Up! Fortunately, this is a great time to do so. During Sale-a-Bration, you get $150 worth of merchandise for only $99! And did you know that new demos get to attend the Stampin' Up! Convention in July for FREE?

Join my team today and join an awesome company. Get extra merchandise in your starter kit during SAB ($150 instead of $125), get free convention registration, and become eligible to attend the 2014 Catalog Premiere! Sounds like a winner!

Registration for this event opens Monday, 3/24, so don't delay. I have a feeling it will fill up fast.

Just to  be clear - the Catalog Premiere has a registration fee and while new demos get free convention registration, they are responsible for other expenses such as hotel and transportation.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Card Kit Bundle

Stampin' Up! has put together several bundles priced in the $50 range to help you get free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) items. Here's a recent SU! blog post describing one of these bundles.  Since this bundle focuses on card kits, my suggested SAB item - Good As Gold Card Kit.

Yay for Cards!



I love to give a handmade card. But sometimes I get too busy to give away as many as I’d like. Well, the Yay For Cards! Bundle in the Sale-A-Bration (US) catalog is the perfect solution.
This bundle includes two card kits that have enough pieces to create 23 cards. The colors and designs aren’t specific so they can be used at anytime during the year. Now I can get ahead and make a bunch of cards to have on hand for that last-minute thank you or hello.
Plus, with the purchase of this bundle, you are able to choose one of our fabulous Sale-A-Bration products for FREE! This offer is only available through March 31, so be sure to get yours today!
Robyn P.
Sr. Concept Artist

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

You + Us + March 26 = Awesome! (Online Streaming Event)

You + Us + March 26 = Awesome!

 


Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown.

Order the All Wrapped Up Bundle, so you can create the projects as you watch the video. Already have some of these things? Items can be ordered separately.
Bundle with Clear Mount Stamps #135340
Bundle with Wood Mount Stamps #135339
Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper (FREE) # 133521

Who: You! And feel free to invite friends who want to play along.

What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure (shown above). Order the bundle (one for each person who will be attending) in time to have it at the event. Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product. Then choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV*--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle! (Note: UPS usually takes 6 days to get from Utah to NC, so order your kits ASAP - today is best).

When: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times MT - add 2 hrs. for Eastern time). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.

Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.

Why: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.

Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!

I'll also be giving out random prizes to those who order their bundle from me! That's in addition to the ones from Stampin' Up!

*Never hooked up your computer to a TV before? Do a search on YouTube and you'll find loads of instructional videos. Make sure to do a practice run before March 26 so you don't miss out on any of the party.

 

Weekly Deals - March 18

Here are this week's Weekly Deals. They can be ordered online (Hostess Code: RJVQKPKM) or contact me about being part of a group order.  Embossing powders, glitter, and embellishments! Plus a pretty border punch and a digital item.
  
Weekly Deals
We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!



Pewter Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 124114
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN




Silver Glass Glitter Item # 120995
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN




Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 122950
Regular Price: $4.75 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.56 US/$4.46 CAN




In Color Boutique Details Item # 130938
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$11.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.63 CAN




Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements Item # 118764
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.63 CAN




Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN




Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Item # 130021
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN




Grad Party Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 129877
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Stampin' Up! has announced a Live Streaming Event where you can stamp with the folks from the home office! I'll gather the details and post in a bit.

Monday, March 17, 2014

TSSC 306 - Papaya Collage

I bought Papaya Collage because I really like the frame image in it.  The rest of the elements are cool, but most have never seen ink.  Somehow, they seemed just right for the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I picked for this week's TSSC design team sample.


I was leery about just mixing these elements as a "collage," but I figured I'd give it a try. Those of you who know me or read my blog regularly probably have figured out that I'm not overly comfortable with random. In fact, it took me a long time to even stamp off the edge of the cardstock! I laugh about it now, but that really was a big step for me. So these types of designs are a stretch.

I don't think it's too bad for my first attempt. For some reason, it's a lot cuter in person.  Possibly because with the Four Frames image on the front popped up (love Stampin' Dimensionals!), you can see the Bermuda Bay flowers better.  They kind of get lost in 2-D.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
DSP: Eastern Elegance
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, French Foliage (for the splotches - would have used the ones from the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit, but a friend was borrowing that set)
Punch: Decorative Label Punch

Here's this week's TSSC sketch:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SjhxoQDRXdA/UwT1JjTJQuI/AAAAAAAAAtw/mdNbHUJwhFU/s1600/TSSC306.jpg
You can see the rest of the design team samples and link your entry at the the Techno Stamper Sketch Challenge site.  Hope you'll play along!

Today is the last day of this week's Weekly Deals.  Remember to place your order if you haven't already.  Stop back tomorrow to see the new Weekly Deals.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Blog Candy Winner! Plus Happy Watercolor Note Cards

Congratulations to Karen O. who won the Reason to Smile stamp set!

I want to give a special shout out to Jennifer N. who has been busy on facebook and here on my blog. I have a little something for her, too.

Thank you to everyone who took time to enter the contest! I hope you'll continue to frequent my social media sites, share what you like, and give me feedback.

And now, a couple of note cards to inspire you. These cards use the Stampin' Up! set Happy Watercolor, which is in the Occasions Catalog. This is one of those sets that once you start stamping with it, it's hard to put down.

This is a one layer card on Naturals White cardstock. Ink Colors: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
  This card is on a Crumb Cake base. Other colors: Wild Wasabi (cardstock and ink), Early Espresso (cardstock and ink), Naturals White (cardstock), Blushing Bride (ink) and Pool Party (ink).
Both of these cards will fit in the Crumb Cake Note Card Envelopes. This is a great size card for sending short notes. Plus, I like having a different size to design for.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Check back tomorrow for a new TSSC challenge card.

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