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Holiday Mini and the Sale A Bration Promotion

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July was the ‘Go Live’ date for the new Mini Catalog and the next round of Sale A Bration for 2022.  For each $50 or $100 purchase you receive a free item from the Sale A Bration brochure and, as of today August 2, there are items added from the other catalogs!

Sale A Bration runs from July 1 – August 31, 2022!  Let’s look at the new items first:

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And this is the full brochure, click on the image to view a pdf with each page:

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.  Ooooh, you have those Aspen Tree Dies on your wish list!!  

I do, Sal.  Let’s look at the mini catalog that has that set on page 46, click on the image to view:

 

The products in Sale A Bration are available only until they sell out.  Currently the Tree Lot Dies and the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards and Envelopes are unavailable.  We’ve lost two products but gained 10 products so that is good!

Sale A Bration is a great time to:

  • SHOP

    • Receive a Level 1 item for each $50 purchased
    • Receive a Level 2 item for each $100 purchased
    • Receive Stampin’ Rewards dollars if your order is $150 or greater.
  • Host A Party

    • Gather your friends for a fun event of stamping and shopping
    • Receive the free ‘Perfect Pomegranate’ stamp set if your party orders total $300
  • Join

    • Spend $99 for $125 of products with free shipping
    • Receive about $50 of business supplies, catalogs, order forms, etc. at no additional cost
    •  Receive the ‘Making Plans Collection’ which includes a Planner that runs from July 2022 to December 2023, a making plans notebook trio of 3 creative journals, and the Making Plans Stamp Set shown on page 19 in the Sale A Bration brochure  above.

  The stamp set even has the Stampin’ Up copyright so they can make and sell cards and comply with the Angel Policy. 

Good point, Sal!  One more benefit of being a demonstrator is the ability to preorder from upcoming catalogs or promotions.  Would you like a sneak peak of the September promotion which demonstrators can preorder right now?

Is the sky blue?

 

Click HERE or on the Join tab at the top of the blog and you will be guided through each step to join.  Give me a call at 303-815-0838 or email me if you have questions.  There are no ‘selling’ requirements and you may drop at anytime without penalty.  You remain a demonstrator as long as you purchase or sell $300 each quarter.  Your first quarter does not have that requirement; in fact, any purchases made during the first quarter you join will apply to the following quarter.

You lost me with those details about quarters. 

Understandable, Sal!  Let’s do a scenario.

Let’s say you join during August.  August is part of the third quarter -July, Aug, Sept.  You join and receive the gorgeous planner and $125 of products for only $99 in your Starter Kit.  The Starter Kit won’t earn you Sale A Bration rewards or Stampin’ Rewards so let’s just say you need a few more tools and you want one of those rewards or the bundles only demonstrators can purchase in August.   You place a $150 demonstrator order in August.  You would be able to pick out 2 or 3 Sale A Bration items and you would have 10% of your order in Stampin’ Rewards free dollars.  But the best part is your order of $150 (and any additional orders you place in September, still third quarter) count towards the $300 requirement you must meet in the fourth quarter- Oct, Nov, Dec.

  So it is like having a free quarter and help on the next quarter!

Yes, and what a wonderful time to join with all the specials and Christmas card making coming up!  Speaking of Christmas cards, check out the latest kit offering by Stampin’ Up! available tomorrow, August 3:

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Here is our CEO, Sara, to show you this kit:

 

What fun!  With this kit you could do all three of the things I listed for Sale A Bration – Join, Shop, Host!  Have your friends order a kit from you and gather together to make Christmas cards.  It’s really not too early!

Thank you for spending time with me today!  I appreciate your support of my little business.

The hostess code for August is 3BACA4QZ

SAL,  Such Advertising Length

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year – New Mini Catalog & Sale A Bration Brochure

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hostess code for January is GZ9YM4QN.  (If you are opening this in your mobile device be sure and click on the header a second time so all the videos work.)

Happy New Year!!  I took a long break after our annual Stampers Christmas Party but it is time to get back to work!

If one month is a ‘break’, we had better hope you don’t go on a ‘vacation’!

Okay, so I had a vacation, Sal!  But I am back!

Most importantly the new JJ Mini Catalog went live January 4th with the Sale A Bration brochure.  With each $50 or $100 order from the Mini catalog and/or the Annual catalog, shoppers earn a free Sale A Bration Gift. JJ stands for January to June.  The catalog went live January 4th and ends June 30th 2022.

Click on the image for a pdf of the JJ Mini catalog.  Below the image is a pdf of recipes for projects shown in the JJ Mini catalog.

Product List for projects shown in the JJ Mini Catalog


To help you get to know the new catalog there are several videos introducing some of the amazing products. Grab your catalog or download the above pdf to look at the products as our Stampin’ Up! folks showcase the products:

Turn to Page 14-17 of the catalog for Flowering Fields products; here is a Video:


Turn to Page 43 for New Horizons; Click for the Video:

 


Turn to page 58-61 for the Heart and Home Suite; Click for Video:


Turn to Pages 8-10 for Sweet Talk products and click to watch the Video:

 


Turn to pages 48-49 for Abstract Beauty products and click to watch the Video:

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Turn to page 65 for Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks;

here is a must watch  Video:

 

They made those flowers using stencils?

Yes, Sal, Stampin’ Up! calls them masks!  The leaves and the background are also from the masks.  Pretty amazing and a new fun way to ink up paper!!


Now let’s look at the Sale A Bration brochure, click on the image to walk through the brochure:

Sale A Bration (SAB) Brochure pdf – click to view or download:

Product List for projects shown in the SAB brochure

Video from the home office with an overall look at the products:

  

Turn to page 4-5 in the brochure to see the gorgeous paper and page 37 in the JJ Mini for the coordinating Daffodil products and click to watch this video while you look at my favorite new products:

  


Turn to page 8-9 in the brochure to see the Sunshine & Rainbow Designer Series Paper and page 18 of the JJ Mini for the coordinating products.  This video shows it much better:

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There are so many more awesome products in these two offerings and I hope you take advantage of the Sale A Bration promotion to get free products and coordinating products.

Sale A Bration runs from January 4, 2022 to February 28, 2022 so shop now while the inventory is well stocked!

Hostess code for January is GZ9YM4QN.  Use this code if your order is under $150 or you are a club member and the small orders combine to give our hostess free products.  Thank you for supporting my small business!

New Club rotations start in February so please let me know if you are interested in joining a club.  If you would like to host a workshop and invite your circle of friends to see if they might want to start a club give me a shout out and we can arrange a date and time!

New to the area and want to make friends?  Join club or attend as a guest for a minimum fee to cover the card kits.

Love too many of the products for your budget?  Join as a demonstrator and get $125 of products for $99 and during Sale A Bration you will get your choice of any TWO stamp sets for free to add to your kit.  (You do pay tax but the shipping is free!)  See page 18 of the SAB brochure for details.

Contact me or go to the ‘Join’ tab at the top of the blog to learn more.

These catalogs will be posted at the ‘Catalog’ tab for future reference.

  Wow!  So what’s next for us?

Well, Sal, I hope to do one post a day to catch up.

  • First things first – new products. CHECK
  • Next a post with the December Mystery Card
  • A post of the November club cards
  • A post of the amazing Christmas cards I received
  • A post of an easy design for Thank You notes
  • A post of a card or two using new products

Normally, I don’t post more than once a week, but my blog is also my scrapbook and I have used the recipe box twice in the last days to find the name of a product I used, so it is important to keep this blog going.  I hope you have found the same benefit to following the blog.  Use the search bar and hopefully find what you need to help your crafting as we…..

…..bring a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting life!

Click on little Sal in the computer to go to my online store and thank you again for choosing me as your demonstrator!

SAL,  Shout A Loud for 2022

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Life Dies and Alcohol Ink on Vellum Technique

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hostess Code through September 15:  WKQ6CJ7R

Stock up on stamps before August 29 when prices go up!  Thanks for the reminder, Joy!

August club cards will be posted separately on this blog so the post is shorter, so check the next post for the Shaded Summer partial die cutting and shaded stamping card.

Before we go to the card let’s look at what is happening this month at Stampin’ Up!

We have a sneak peak of September Paper Pumpkin:

I prepay for a three month subscription to Paper Pumpkin and then activate it now for the September, October and November kits.  Even when one of the kits was Christmas tags, I made cards from the tags and had a nice addition to my Christmas cards. I don’t always use the treat boxes in the September kit but this kit will have instructions to turn the box into a wheelbarrow and we can put our pumpkins, apples and jack-o-lanterns in the wheelbarrow for a nice end table decoration.  Love it!  Click the image above to go to the Paper Pumpkin site or place an order for a prepaid subscription and then activate it whenever you choose. PS – Don’t add your credit card info when you have a prepaid plan, just enter the code they sent to your email.

And if you buy a 3 month subscription, you will get a free $50 Sale A Bration product.  Just saying……

Thanks, Sal, for throwing in that tidbit for getting the most for your dollars.  Sale A Bration runs through the end of September with the opportunity to buy $50 and get a level one product for free or buy $100 and get a level 2 product for free.  Here’s another look at the brochure:

More details HERE.


Sea Life Dies With A Background Of Alcohol Ink On Vellum

This card and technique were inspired by Patty Bennett.

Here is a youtube video for you:

Recipe:

  • Base:  Just Jade, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Layer 1 (X2):  Misty Moonlight, 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Layer 2 (X2):  Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4
  • Cardstock Vellum:  4 1/4 X 6 (This gives you 3/4″ to trim off after creating your background and 1/4 for trimming edges)
  • Double Back Adhesive Sheet: 41/4 X 6
  • Front Greeting: Basic White, 2 1/2 X 3/4 (I used a ‘Many Messages’ greeting)
  • Seahorse:  Blue Ombre Specialty Paper, 4X2
    • Note:  you will need to fussy cut two tiny sections on the belly and two sections around the fin since this is a partial die
  • Fish (X3): Blue Ombre Specialty Paper, 1 1/2 X 2
  • Seahorse Backing:  Be Dazzling SAB specialty paper, 4 X 2
    • Note:  Cover the back of your 4 X 2 Be Dazzling paper with scotch tape before die cutting
  • Seaweed:  Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum, 3 X 2 1/2
  • Easel (X2):  Misty Moonlight, 2 3/4 X 4, score at 2 3/8 and 1 5/8 and then cut with largest hippo die lining up the middle
  • Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers:  Lt Misty Moonlight, Lt Night of Navy, Dk Shaded Spruce, Dk Night of Navy
  • Ink:  Shaded Spruce
  • Tools:  Sea Life Dies, Messages Die, Hippo Die for Easel, Medium Tip Water Painter, Basic Black Journaler to dot the eyes
  • 91% Alcohol
  • Stamp Sets: Many Messages, Friends Are Like Seashells
  • Embellishments:  Three Basic Rhinestones

To make an alcohol ink on vellum background  – Prepare your surface.  I have a thin plastic quilting sheet I use.

  • Place a piece of copy paper underneath your vellum to soak up the excess that hits the edges of the vellum
  • Use a small container with a little alcohol in it for dipping your Water Painter
  • Have a paper towel next to the container to clean the Water Painter often so you don’t mix colors
  • Scribble on your vellum:

Place your copier paper under the vellum and dab alcohol one color at a time on the vellum.  Be generous with the alcohol and dab starting with all the Light Misty Moonlight scribbles, then Light Night of Navy, Dark Shaded Spruce and ending by dabbing all the Dark Night of Navy scribbles.  Use your breath or a straw to blow the alcohol so the colors blend.  Blow any excess build up off the edges so you don’t get a solid line at the sides.

Add additional scribbles if you have areas that are ‘blah’ and repeat.

When you are pleased with the result make it a “wow” by dipping your clean brush in the alcohol and then flick the brush on your finger, staying about 6″ over the vellum.  For small bubbles use just a little alcohol and stay a good distance over the vellum, for large bubbles use a little more alcohol in the brush and be closer to the vellum.  Scroll back up to my card front and you will see I have pretty large bubbles and then as the alcohol in the brush ran out the bubbles are smaller.

Let the vellum dry or use the lightest setting on the heat gun to dry the vellum.

Attach the vellum to the double back adhesive sheet, trim to 4″ X 6″ and then cut 3/4″ off the bottom for an inside strip. You should have a 4″ X 5 1/4″ to mount on the Basic White by removing the other side of the double back adhesive.  If you have trouble attaching it squarely to the Basic White just trim the edges after attaching as needed.

The rest of the construction is pretty basic.  I used Tombow liquid glue to attach the seahorse blue top to the Be Dazzling paper.  Before popping up the seahorse with dimensionals I attached the seaweed at the bottom in just a few places with Tombow glue  and then wrapped the seahorse around the left branch I left unattached.  The seahorse, fish and greeting are all popped up with dimensionals.  Don’t forget to dot little black eyes on the seahorse and fish with the Basic Black Journaler.  Since the fish are popped up, the eyes seem to follow you as you move the card – cute!

You’re making that up…..

I guess they’ll just have to make one to see if it’s true.

Remember to add your three rhinestones for more bubbles!

Lastly I added my new type of Easel to the back of the card using the largest of the Hippo Dies.  I cut two and glued them together for a little extra strength since the front was pretty heavy.

I would love to see what you make using this technique.  Post a picture in the comments section!

These dies are beautiful!  Jo Brooks used the large fish die and the ‘Whale Of A Time’ designer series paper to create this card:

Thank you, Jo!

And thank you for spending part of your day with me!  I hope we have been able to bring you a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting life!

Shop for these products now by clicking on little Sal in the computer!

Hostess Code through September 15:  WKQ6CJ7R

SAL,  Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

Sale A Bration Round 2 and a new Mini Catalog

Hello Stamping Friends,

Current hostess code:  WRQKTXMA for use if you are a club member or your order is under $150-(that’s where hostess dollars start.)

To launch the new Mini Catalog and the Sale A Bration brochure I held a Caravan party followed by a luncheon.  Thank you to those who were able to participate.

Caravan is a fun card and dice game that is quick to learn and participants change tables so everyone gets to see each other.  There was a prize for the lowest score, the most caravans and the highest score.  The prizes were from the new mini catalog; someone took home a stack of Designer Series Paper, someone won the Merry Melody Embossing folder and last place took home the Wonderful Snowflakes embellishments.  Such fun!!

Do we get to see some pictures?  I doubt the participants would mind.  

I’m sure they wouldn’t mind, Sal, but I didn’t take a single picture – not even of the winners holding their prizes.  It was my intent but somehow the intent didn’t pan out!  Check out these prizes, though…..

Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper in 12X12

 

Iridescent Foil Snowflakes 2 3/8 X 2 3/4

We didn’t have club or the normal zoom and mystery card event in July since we were traveling to Glacier National Park in Montana for an extended vacation.

Surely you have a picture or two of that!??

Dozens!!  Here are two of my favorites.

It is an amazing place!  We saw a few mountain sheep and two bears. We drove the ‘Going to the Sun’ road twice, the first time it was cloudy but we went again and it was a beautiful sunny day.  We took two boat tours – Mary’s Lake and Flathead Lake, a lake outside the park.  I wish we had had time to enjoy Apgar village on the west side, it looked very quaint and  interesting (with an artisan shop) but we were too tired to stop.  There were waterfalls everywhere and the Mary’s Lake boat tour stopped at a little cove and we walked up to a beautiful one:

The first time we drove the Going To The Sun road we went out of the park on the east side and then drove the road that went around the bottom of the park and back to the West entrance where we were camping.  That road has beautiful scenery as well and that is where we saw a bear cross the road.  Add that road to your travels if you are ever there.

Enough about parties and vacationing!  Let’s look at today’s excitement – the new mini catalog goes live and the second round of Sale A Bration starts today!   Click on the catalog images to view the catalogs by pdf – contact me to get a hard copy if you need one.

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Aren’t you – like – really late in introducing the Mini Catalog.  It says it started in July.

It was supposed to start in July but shipping delays caused such a problem that the home office thought it would be best to launch the catalog one month later.  There are still three items that are delayed and can’t be ordered.

  1. 156326: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK
  2. 156327: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES
    • 156275: GINGERBREAD & PEPPERMINT SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
    • 156719: PAIN D’ÉPICES ET BONBON SUITE COLLECTION (FRENCH)
  3. 156458: BLACKBERRY BEAUTY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
    • 156278: BLACKBERRY BEAUTY SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
    • 156725: AUTOUR DES MÛRES SUITE COLLECTION (FRENCH)

I will keep you posted on when those are available.

In the meantime, grab a cuppa something and sit back to enjoy these videos showcasing the suites in the new mini and a close up view of the Sale A Bration offerings!

What about the new people who don’t even know what Sale A Bration is?!

You are so right, Sal!  I jumped right in without explaining our favorite time of the Stampin’ Up! year –Sale A Bration!   In the past Sale A Bration was held for three months from January to March but this year Stampin’ Up! changed the program to be two months, twice a year- the first in January and February and now the second round in August and September.  During Sale A Bration (SAB) you earn free level 1 products with each $50 purchase, and free level 2 products with each $100 purchase.  If you host a party with $300 in sales you earn a free stamp set and if you join during Sale A Bration you get the standard $125 of products for $99 (with free shipping) and you get to choose a bundle of products free!  I will leave the french sets in the images for those of you who might want to send a card to your french speaking friends!


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During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored except for those three products.


I would love to have you on my team of Carin’ Crafters!  Contact me or click HERE for details.


Our next club event is August 10th at 9:30, 1:30 and 6:30.  The 9:30 is full but I have openings at 1:30 and 6:30.   The morning and afternoon classes meet together at 11:30 with a potluck.  Join us as a guest for $5 or a $25 order; however I need RSVPs by noon tomorrow.  If this sounds like fun contact me to join or gather some of your friends for a get together at your house and they may want to start a club.


I think I have covered everything!  Let’s grab those catalogs and a shopping list!

Current hostess code:  WRQKTXMA

SAL,   Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and Share A Love

Karen   Click on Sal in the computer to go to the online store:

 

 

Sale A Bration Begins and a New Mini Catalog

Hello Stamping Friends,

A new year is here and a new mini catalog with Sale-A-Bration rewards!!  Whoopee!  For every $50 or $100 that you order, you will receive  a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Sale-A-Bration lasts only two months this year.  We will have another two months of a different Sale-A-Bration in July and August!

So instead of three months of Sale A Bration we will get four!  Nice trade off!  But isn’t there a surprise product coming up?

I almost forgot.  Who remembers ‘Hey Chick’ from a couple years ago?  Well, you can’t order the new ‘Hey Birthday Chick’ on page 52 of the new mini until February 1 because they are bringing back ‘Hey Chick’  and dies for both sets!   Unless of course you are a demonstrator and then you can preorder it right now.  Join my team of ‘Carin Crafters’ and enjoy this perk -and if you join now you will also get an assortment of five 6X6 stacks of Designer Series Paper in the four color families and the latest In Colors.

This month’s hostess code is:   UEEZKD2D.   Use this code if your order is under $150.  At $150 you will earn the hostess rewards yourself.

 Events:

On the second Tuesday, January 12th, at 9:30 AM, you can tune in to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/videos and I will be creating this month’s club cards.  One card uses the Dandy Garden products and the other uses the Sand and Sea Products.  You won’t want to miss this live stream.

On Tuesday, January 19, at 9:30 AM, I will highlight January’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  (You still have five days to subscribe or purchase a subscription).

On the last Tuesday of the month, January 26, 9:30 AM, I will host a Zoom meeting where you can share cards you’ve made, or cards received in swaps, as well as participate in a Mystery Card challenge.  RSVP on the calendar with your email and you can join the fun!

New Mini Catalog:

Here is a very quick video from the home office:

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2021%20January-June/catalogs/JJ_2021_US.pdf

Click on the blue link above for the pdf of the catalog!

Click here for a shopping list:  https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2021%20January-June/12.01.20_SHOPPINGLIST_JJ_MINI_2021_ENG.pdf

Sale-A-Bration Brochure:

Click on the image to see a pdf of the Sale-A-Bration brochure:

January Paper Pumpkin:

January’s kit will have enough supplies for 8 cards with 8 coordinating envelopes.

  Paper Pumpkin envelopes are always so cool!  

For sure!  And while supplies last you can get a Paper Pumpkin add on of miniature boxes;

Mini Stamp And Cut Machine Available for order:

 

Photopolymer Stamps Being Renumbered with New Packaging:

As our photopolymer stamp stock in the old packaging sells out, we will be replacing them with the new packaging and a different number.  As the year progresses and you order a photopolymer set that pops up as “out of stock”, the online ordering system will redirect you to the new number.  It is the same quality stamps just reconfigured packaging.  (Paper Pumpkin and Kits will not be reconfigured since they do not have a case for stamps.)

Are you done yet?

New year, new events, new catalogs, new announcements………so much to share and probably shouldn’t share my thank you cards today.

Probably not, there is always tomorrow!

Thank you for spending time with me today.  If you need a demonstrator, I would be honored to have you trust me with your crafting needs.

Hostess code:  UEEZKD2D 

SAL,   (Sharing A Lot this new year)

Karen  – click on the computer to go to the online store

 

New Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Mini Catalog is now active and it is Sale A Bration time!  Don’t you love this time of year when you can restock your supplies and get a free product for each $50 or $100 purchase from the Sale A Bration brochure?

Sale A Bration runs through March 31 and March 3rd will bring even more exclusive FREE Sale A Bration items.

The Mini Catalog runs through June 2nd, check it out by clicking on this image:

    

    

These pdf files will be in the “Catalog” tab that you see at the top of my blog.  If reading this email on a mobile device be sure and click to open the email and then click again on the title to open the full blog so you can access everything on the blog; otherwise you will just see the current post.

Do you like to watch videos of the products while you walk off all those holiday calories on the treadmill?  There are many:

Calories or videos?

Choke!  I will start with the From My Heart suite, click to view:

Isn’t the Designer Series Paper (DSP) just “love”ly?

My turn to choke!

I wasn’t being original.  Paper Pumpkin has a special kit this month and they used that pun to describe it:

    

This month’s kit makes 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards.  Order two and you will have enough for everyone in your student’s classroom plus all the neighbors or your coworkers!  The stamp in the set coordinates with the heart punches so you could get even more use of the Paper Pumpkin supplies by purchasing the heart punches from the Mini Catalog, page 10.

Don’t forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by January 10th, just click on the above image.

Stay tuned for more videos in future posts.

SAL,

 

 

Punches Are In / Last Two Days of Sale A Bration

Hello Stamping Friends,

The Butterfly Duet Punch is back!   #148523, $18, or get the bundle #150599 with the punch and stamp set for $35 – just in time for the last hurrah of Sale A Bration.

The cake punch is also back!

Mom always said “all good things must come to an end” as we left the wonderful vacation we had been on – or the swimming pool -or the horseback trip!  Sigh……  We kept the memories and the pictures to remember the fun, but you have so much more;  you can keep stamps and framelits and ribbons and paper to remember our fun time this last three months with Sale A Bration.

You still have time to put in one last order and get one more free product!  Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP if your order is under $150.

Let’s look at the brochures one last time:

The ribbon was available around March 4th but sold out immediately.

 

And my favorite:

The fun isn’t over – it just takes a new venue!  I am hosting a card class with luncheon on Saturday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 16th.  The cost is $20 and we will make 4 specialty cards with product from the Occasions catalog which runs through June 3.  RSVP by April 8th (or sooner)!  You can text, email or click on the calendar on the right side of this blog and the calendar will link you to the Events page at the Stampin’ Up! website where there is a little box for sending me an RSVP.

Let me pick some of my favorite samples from wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators:

Angie Mckenzie used the Country Floral Embossing folder and a sort of spotlight technique:

Brian King used the Botanical Butterfly DSP which has black and white on one side and butterflies on the other:

 

From “Priscillastamps.blogspot.com”  comes part III of the Lovely Lattice!  I want to visit her blog and find parts 1 and II don’t you?  Stampin’ Up! is encouraging demonstrators to do one simple card for beginners, one for intermediate stampers and one for advanced. This would be the advanced card!

This gorgeous Lasting Lily card comes to us from Frenchie’s Team!  She also used the Country Floral embossing folder.  Her YouTube channel is a definite subscription must!

 

Thank you, Angie, Brian, Priscilla and Frenchie!   You are an inspiration to all of us.

Our hostess code is  KTHPFHPP.    Click on little SAL waving from the computer to go to the online store –   hurry –  time is of the essence!!

SAL,   (Start A Love of stamping!)

Karen

Sale A Bration Begins! The Most Wonderful Time of the Stampin’ Year!

Happy New Year Stampin’ Friends,

Out with the old – in with the new!  New catalogs that is, and with the new Occasions catalog comes three months of Sale A Bration!

 

 

What is all the excitement about?

  • During Sale A Bration, get a free product from the Sale A Bration catalog for each $50 spent; and a large free product with a $100 purchase
  • Host a party and get an additional $25 hostess dollars with a $250 party- that is $50 of hostess dollars to spend on anything-including the starter kit
  • Join during Sale A Bration (as a hobby demonstrator-no sales required, or as a new business venture) and get $50 more in free products than usual.  You can also purchase the Craft & Carry tote as part of your starter kit for an additional $30.   $99 gives you $175 of product or $129 gives you $175 of product plus the tote bag which is only available to new recruits.   Free shipping on the starter kit makes it an even better deal!

I have parties in January and March but am open to have a party in your house or mine in February.  There are spots still open in the January 19th party but January 8th is full.  Call or text now  –  303-815-0838

Here are the pdf versions of the catalog –  just click the image and give it a bit to download.  The catalogs will also be in the catalog tab of the blog anytime you want to view them.  Contact me if you would like a hard copy of the catalogs and I will get one to you right away.

Of course you can still order from the Annual Catalog and the order will qualify for free Sale A Bration products, with a $50 order, and hostess dollars, if the order is over $150.  If your order is under $150 please use the hostess code:  AXG72X2F and the hostess for the next party will get the credit and we won’t leave free dollars on the table.

Here are some YouTube videos of the new products and a quick look at the new catalog as introduced by Stampin’ Up!

Do you like butterflies…?  These catalogs are for you!  Butterfly thinlits, stamp sets, a new punch, designer series paper and wooden embellishments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or cupcakes…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or frogs…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or gingham and lace…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…perhaps teacups and teapots…and the best Mother’s Day stamp ever…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…beautiful flowers… flower embellishments… and rectangular stitched framelits?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….or calla lilies that we have never had a stamp for stamping….until now…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…or the traditional hearts and flowers in the All My Love suite…?  (see the video of this suite in the above listing)

You can view the products as I have shown them in the last two images by going to the online store and clicking on the catalog, click the item you are interested in and then click the “+” button to enlarge it so you can tell what the framelit set includes.  Little SAL can take you there now just click on the computer image below.

SAL,   See A Lot when you shop (the hostess code is AXG72X2F)

Karen

Party Pandas Sale A Bration Free Stamp Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

What a flurry of a month this has been!  Our new grandson, Emmitt, was born January 9!

The Buchholtz family! Big brother, Jaxson, says – “Yay!”

 

Glad Grandma!
Proud Papa!
Adoring Auntie!

What a miracle is a new little life!  Fun and adventures for all in the future!

Meantime back to business and the cool new products I have to show you.  Today I will feature the Party Pandas stamp set in the Sale A Bration catalog which is free with a $50 order:

I saw this card setup on stampsnlingers.com with the pandas and balloon, then changed the designer series paper and the balloon and the circles and added hearts; so I guess this is a CASE that is copy and selectively edit instead of copy and share everything! What I would recommend with this stamp set is doing what I did here with the panda’s eyes to make them friendlier.  I used a white gel pen to increase the size of the whites and then made a bigger black dot in the middle of the white.  I thought the eyes were too beady.  Can you tell a difference?

The Designer Series Paper is Pop of Pink which is in the clearance rack for only $3.90 but it won’t last long because it is perfect for Valentines as you can see with the heart paper I used above. Click on the image to visit the clearance rack.



  • Base of the card:  Melon Mambo  5 1/2″  X  8 1/2″  Scored at 4 1/4″
  • 1st Layer:  Whisper White   4″ X  5 1/4″   make two so you have one for the inside
  • Top Layer:  Designer Series Paper (DSP)  3 3/4″  X  5″
  • From the DSP punch a balloon for the inside – Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609, page 207
  • From a scrap of Melon Mambo punch a balloon for the front, sponge the edges and use a white gel pen for the line
  • With the Big Shot, cut two Melon Mambo 1 7/8″ Stitched Shape Circle Framelits and two Whisper White same size
  • Melon Mambo 4 x 4 and Whisper White 4 x 4 needed for the circles, they are offset and pink on white then white on pink
  • Whisper White 2 1/2″  X  4″  for stamping the two pandas with Tuxedo black, color the circles in the hat and then fussy cut
  • Stamp Happy Birthday on Whisper White Scrap and cut with the Bunch of Banners framelit
  • The hearts are from the Brights Enamel Shapes on page 196 of the Annual Catalog #141680
  • The Baker’s Twine I used is retired but there is solid white #124262 or black and white striped  #134576  on page 199.  Trick:  to adhere your Baker’s Twine, position the twine, put a small dab of liquid Tombow on a scrap of paper, slightly lift the twine and slide the scrap with the glue under the twine, let the twine absorb a little glue then remove the scrap.  No mess!
  • Melon Mambo Marker and Black Marker were used to add a little line on the balloon to look like a tie from the twine
  • The inside greeting comes from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set page 96, the confetti is from Party Pandas

Ribbon of Courage in clear mount is $19, the Balloon Punch is $18, The DSP is $3.90, the Enamel Shapes are $9.00 and twine is $3.00 so you can reach your $50 with those purchases and get the Party Pandas for free!!

Contact me if you need a catalog!

SAL,  Stamp A Lot, Smile A Little and Share A Love

Karen     (Click on the image to go to the store)

 

 

 

Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure Go Live Today!

 

Happy New Year Stamping Friends!

It is time to make new resolutions and laugh at the ones we made last year!  How about making a resolution to send XX number of handmade cards this year?  Or resolving that everyone on your birthday list will get a special handmade card from you this year?  I can help with those challenging resolutions.  Today we are introducing the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale A Bration brochure!  During Sale A Bration you can earn free products for each $50 or $100 (new this year) purchase of products from the Annual Catalog, the Occasion Catalog or the items in the Clearance Rack!  It is a great time to stock up and get ahead with your card making!  Be sure and check out the new all inclusive kit on page 15 of the Occasions catalog which makes 20 cards and the Tutti – Frutti Cards and Envelopes on page 14 of the Sale A Bration brochure which has card bases and envelopes for 16 cards.  Or buy the Perennial Birthday Project Kit and the stamp set on page 16 of the Occasions catalog and get the Tutti Frutti set free!  You will be prepared!  Check out these new product offerings and come back to the blog anytime and click on the catalog tab at the top of the blog to view the catalogs 24/7!  See them here by clicking on the catalog image:

Did you notice the logo at the upper right hand corner?  Stampin’ Up! is thirty years old this year so expect some fun celebrations in the future!

New this year are two products in the Sale A Bration brochure, pages 17 and 19, which are unique sets which you can get free with a $100 order.  Let’s check out the first free set on page 4 of the Sale A Bration brochure by watching the home office demonstrate the new product- just click on the image to see a Youtube video with many examples of how to use the set:

Leave me a comment with your goal for handmade cards you are aiming to send this year!

SAL,  Set A Lofty goal

Karen

 

 

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