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Free Shipping for 24 hours only, March 17

Hello Stamping Friends,

 

The hostess code for March is :  A3BVB4QZ. Use this code if your order is under $150.  Over $150 and you will receive the hostess rewards yourself.  The code lets us combine all the small orders so we don’t leave hostess dollars on the table.

From what catalogs can I still order?

Good question, Sal.  We have lots of options for tomorrow’s free shipping.  I have linked them up here:

-The Jan – June Mini catalog has oodles of awesome products available until June 30

-The Annual Catalog is valid through May 3.  Though we don’t know yet what stamp sets are retiring, we do know all the In Colors for 2019-2021 are retiring and all their matching products- ink, reinkers, cardstock, and embellishments so you may want to get these retiring products tomorrow with free shipping.  These colors retire:

  • Rococo Rose
  • Terracotta Tile
  • Pretty Peacock
  • Seaside Spray
  • Purple Posy

Stampin’ Up! usually retires all the designer series paper  (DSP) at the end of each catalog.

-The Beginner Brochure is valid through May 3.

-The Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick specials are valid through June 30.

-The Butterfly Bouquet special is available through May 3, after which the stamps and dies will be available in the new Annual Catalog but the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper (DSP) and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP will be gone forever. The dies cut out beautiful butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou DSP.

You should post the cards you made at your stamp a stack with those butterflies cut out from the DSP.

Right-O!  Stay tuned for the next post!

  • And there is also the Clearance Rack with a few items still available.

Check them all out and order with free shipping starting at one minute after midnight tonight.  I am going to have my order ready and waiting so I can just hit the submit button.

The hostess code for March is :  A3BVB4QZ.

Thank you for spending some time with me today.  If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would be honored to help you with your crafting needs!  Click on little Sal in the computer to go to my online store.

SAL,   Shipping A Lot tomorrow for free

Karen

 

 

 

Butterfly Brilliance

Hello Stamping Friends,

Stampin’ Up! has a new offering this month that is so cheerful we won’t be sad about the end of Sale-A-Bration!

Drum Roll………

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

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The ‘Butterfly Brilliance’ stamp set and ‘Brilliant Wings Dies’ are a sneak peak of products in the new annual catalog coming May 4!  However,  the ‘Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper’ and the ‘Natural Touch Specialty Paper’  will only be available through May 3 so get them now and get 10% off the bundle!  Use hostess code A3VBV4QZ.

I have openings left at the Stamp A Stack on March 10th at 10:00 or at 1:00.   You will make two cards with this bundle and two with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle. Space is limited to four people per session so sign up soon.  Cost is $15.  You can also order the card kits from me with full directions and get the bundles online at my store to have the stamps.  The Take A Break Tuesday Facebook Live, March 9, 9:30, will guide you through construction of the four cards.  Text 303-815-0838 to RSVP for the March 10th event or to order the kits.

Can we peak?

Of course!

 

This is a unique stamp set with dies.  All the butterflies are connected on the cling stamp and one of the dies has all the butterflies connected as well, so you can stamp them and then cut them out with one fell swoosh of the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.  The dies also have the individual butterflies to cut them out in beautiful detail.

Even better is the designer series paper with sheets of paper that have the butterflies perfectly aligned on the sheets to cut out with the die.  There are 8 sheets per design so you will have lots of butterflies from the paper before you need to stamp butterflies.  Of course some of the other designs on the paper have a beautiful water color look and you may want to stamp your butterflies and water color them to match!  So many options with this special set offered just in time for spring (March 20) and Easter (April 4).

Here’s another look at the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles we will be using at the Stamp A Stack:

Hey, I see a little baby chick in those dies that is an extra die beyond the stamps!

He is cute Sal, and the Happy Birthday die and streamers can be used on many cards!  Of course we could build a whole barnyard scene with the fence and chicken coop, chicken wire, and corn stalks!   Check out these samples and visit Pinterest for more…

Join me March 10 to make two butterfly and two chick cards!

Use hostess code A3VBV4QZ if you would like to order these this month!

SAL,   Share A Love of stamping with someone today

Karen (click on Sal in the computer to go to my online store)

Valentine and True Love – Designer Series Paper

Hello Stamping Friends,

Here is a sneak peak of tomorrow’s cards that we will be creating on Facebook live at 9:30 AM

click:  http://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/videos

Hope to “see” you tomorrow!

Sal,

Karen

February’s hostess code is:  TMARBUUM

Coming Wednesday – 24 Hour Flash Sale

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Remember to click on the header to go to the full website where the view is better!

Select stamps in the Annual Catalog will be on sale for 24 hours this Wednesday!

  

Here is a list from Deb Snyder (thank you, Deb) with page numbers and only the English versions, though the French versions are available as well:

  

   

   

Here is the above list in pdf format so you don’t have to click on three screen prints:

US market_24 hour stamp sale Page Number Order

Here is Stampin’ Up!’s list with the French included:

09.23.20_FLYER_STAMPSALE_NA

And finally, for all of us who use Excel and sort and search:

US market_24 hour stamp sale in Excel

Wednesday morning there will be a link on the online store and you can quickly look at images of all the stamp sets.

The Hostess Code for September is:  UVPPR6YT click on Sal in the computer to go to the new online store.

Have a wonderful day!

SAL,     Sales A Lurking in the future

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

The New Mini Catalog Is Live!!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Be sure and click on the title to go to the full website if you are on a mobile device.  I have some product videos to share and they don’t seem to work unless you click on the email and then click on the header.  It’s like going through a secret portal!

Hostess Code for August:  HKVNWPPX   Use this when your order is under $150.

The New Mini Catalog Is Live!!  

Product List for projects in the Mini Catalog

Click above on the catalog cover for a pdf of the entire catalog that you can scroll through at your leisure.  It will also be posted in the “Catalog” tab so you can go to that tab and plan your parties or gift giving when you are sitting and waiting for an appointment or getting out of the hot sun and drinking tea on the deck – at Maui or a cruise ship or……

Creativity hits when you least expect it – look at me!! 

Yep!  So you’ll never leave your catalog behind if you have Stampalosopher on your phone. You do have us bookmarked don’t you?

Click on each of the following screen shots to see a Youtube intro to the new product suites:

  

   

I like the little cups of cocoa best!  

Me too, Sal, and I ordered enough to do neighbor gifts and coworker gifts for my husbands crew!  I will fill them with the mini chocolate pretzels that I make:

  • Square pretzels
  • Hugs candies (one package has about 75 pieces)
  • M&Ms

Preheat oven to 200*.  Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and then carefully line up your square pretzels on the pan. (Just eat the broken ones; you need the whole ones.) Place one hug candy on each pretzel and place in the oven for 2-5 minutes.  Time varies depending on the temperature of your candy; if it was frozen it will take longer; if it has been setting out it will take less time.  Watch for the tip to start melting down.  Remove and promptly put an M&M in the center of each hug.  Place in the refrigerator to cool.  Here is a picture of some I made in Thanksgiving colors and mixed with a batch of Rice Krispie treats for neighbor gifts.

Contact me if you need a catalog – the annual or the mini.  If the catalog got thrown out with the junk mail I will get you another.  email:  stampalosopher@gmail.com or text 303-815-0838.

I need orders by tomorrow if anyone would like card kits for the August 11 Facebook Live.  Club Members receive them automatically.  We will make two cards for club and two extra projects to celebrate products from the new catalog.  Kits are $10.

These are the products I will be using on August 11th.  The kits won’t have stamped images but I will give you die cuts that you can stamp with your own Christmas greeting.  You do have a stash don’t you?

We will play with decorating the envelopes:

And make cards with fun cutout borders:

And make a little gift box:  (I have seen five different ways to make this little box)

 

Mark your calendar for August 11 at 9:30 and join us for a Facebook Live.

SAL,  Showing A Little of what is available in the new catalog

Karen

PS  Today the new online store goes live so things will look a bit different.

PPSS  Today you can redeem your coupons from July.

 

Hostess Code HKVNWPPX

 

 

July Club Cards Facebook Live

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Join me today at 9:30 for a Facebook Live event where we will create two beautiful cards using the Prized Peony stamp set and Peony Dies and the Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set and Banner Blooms Dies.

https://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/live/

The recording will remain on the Facebook page so you can view it later if you can’t attend this morning.  Later I will add a blog post with the detailed directions so you can create your own Tri-Fold card or Easel card.

Here is a sneak peak!

See you in at 9:30!

SAL,   Save A Link

Karen

Annual Catalog Launch on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/stampalosopher/live/

Hello Stamping Friends,

Click on the above link to join me on my facebook page for the annual catalog launch.  June 9, 9:30AM MT

Here’s a sneak peak of the card we will be making:

See you there!

Karen

Hostess code:  2KNDJXFN

 

 

The New Annual Catalog Premiers

Hello Stamping Friends,

(Remember to click on the heading to go to the full blog–videos I post work better there!)

Isn’t it beautiful?!!   The photography is fabulous and when you see some of the DSP – designer series paper – made from live photos you will be amazed!

Ordering began today at noon!  A BIG thank you to those who have already jumped to the task of ordering before anything sells out.   My task was to get catalogs into everyone’s hands.  If you would like one please contact me.  Text: 303-815-0838

We hope to see the new cutting machine by Christmas if all goes well!

I talked to Santa and he knows it is on your list.

Thanks, Sal!

My catalog launch this year is a Facebook Live Event happening twice:

  • Tuesday morning, June 9th, 9:30 AM
  • Saturday morning, June 13th, 9:30 AM

This is the link to my Facebook business page.  If you would like a kit with the projects we will be doing give me a shout out!  The kit is $5 and you will make a card, a bookmark and a color sheet with the new In Colors.  There will be a catalog scavenger hunt with prizes!

What’s your favorite in the catalog? 

That is so hard but I think it “might” be the Peony Garden Suite on page 82. Here’s a video:

Maybe it is just because I have been looking for a peony bush for my yard and they sell out so quick that I haven’t found one.

  Better hurry before this sells out!

But then there is the Bird Bundle on page 120 and you know how I love birds!

No-really?  I couldn’t guess with all the bird pictures and figurines you have everywhere. 

Sarcasm doesn’t look good on you, Sal.

Let’s go away and let our stamping friends enjoy the catalog.

SAL,  Sending A Launch memo

Karen

June hostess code:  2KNDJXFN

 

 

 

Last Day For the Annual Catalog

If you are viewing this post in your mobile device be sure and click on the heading to go to the blog.  If I make corrections the post will still show the original without the corrections.

June 1-30 hostess code:  2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.

Goodbye Blueberry Bushel…

  Goodbye Call Me Clover…

Goodbye Grapefruit Grove…

Goodbye Lovely Lipstick….

Goodbye Pineapple Punch….

The retiring colors are my favorite ever In Colors!  Well…. maybe until now.  Tomorrow we say hello to Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight-  beautiful new In Colors that will be in the catalog for two years!

The new catalog is available for ordering starting at NOON tomorrow, June 3; but I mustn’t get ahead of myself.  Many retiring products have sold out but there are oodles left!  Click on the image to check out what’s left:

Catalog Launch

Yes, I am still having a catalog launch with all our traditional fun but this year there will be two Facebook Live events and I need to mail you kits or have you do a porch pickup starting tomorrow.  Club members receive the kits free, to guests it is a $5 fee plus shipping and you can participate from anywhere in the USA.  Just hurry and let me know so I can get the kits in the mail tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 9, Catalog Launch:  9:30 MT  Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.

Saturday, June 13,  Catalog Launch: 9:30 MT  Facebook Live on my Stampalosopher Facebook page.

  Can I come… Can I come…. pleeeeease…

I am working on getting you out of quarantine.  We will see what happens.

The event will be recorded and posted here on the blog and in a YouTube video so you will be able to follow along at anytime – even midnight you dear night owls.

Would you like to update your color sampler sheets or purchase a new set?   I will be preparing the comparison sheets that show all our greens, blues, etc. together on one sheet as well as a sheet for each of the color families.  The catalog launch kit will have the In Color sheet for you with the new In Colors but you can get any of the other sheets for $1 per sheet so just let me know which ones you would like.

 

Have a wonderful day!  You might want to take a nap so you can get up early to see the new catalog online.  I will post it here.  Ordering starts at NOON to give the home office time to change over all the products.

SAL,   So Anxiously Longing (for the new catalog)

Karen

June 1-30 hostess code:  2KNDJXFN with Lucille as our first hostess for the one year rotation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sending Flowers Dies meets Fable Friends

Hello Stamping friends,

Hostess Code:  RH4REUGF

We have nine additional items you can earn for the last week of Sale A Bration.  Those will be at the end of this post but first let’s look at the fun cards you can make with the Sending Flowers Dies that are only available through March 31.

I used these dies for a valentine card which you can see by clicking HERE.

I designed a ‘Happy Spring’ card and a card with an Easter greeting:

   

 

The “Happy Spring”, “Easter Greetings”, mama goose with babies and the grass stamp are all in the Fable Friends stamp set in the annual catalog.

  

The lamb with the puff paint is a retired set called “Easter Lamb”.  It has just the one stamp in the set.

The cross is from the ‘Cross of Hope’ die set and cut from a piece of wood-tone paper in the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper(DSP).  Samples of this paper are also in the 6 X 6 paper stack you receive if you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale A Bration. I cut off the flower from the Sending Flowers die that was right in front of the cross and put that flower in the inside of the card.

The little butterfly on the Easter Card is from the “Enjoy Life” stamp set (annual catalog) and stamped in Calypso Coral.

The inside greeting, ‘today is a day for new beginnings’, is from our Sale A Bration ‘Power of Hope’ stamp set. With a $100 purchase you earn this set and the Stone 3D embossing folder.

   

    

I added the sunbeam from the retired ‘Kinda Eclectic’ for my personal Easter cards this year.

    

There is just something about seeing all those little lambs together that made me want to take another picture!!

We have less than a week, just until March 31, to earn Sale A Bration products or to purchase the coordinating products that include the Sending Flowers Die set.  I will show all the products further on in the post.

Recipe:

  • Base:  Thick Whisper White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Top:    Thick Whisper White, 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Characters:  Regular Whisper White, Depending on your choice of character, the goose can lay sideways above the goslings so a 4 X 2 piece should work or use up some of your scraps
  • Embellishments:  7″ of ribbon and seven little pearls colored to match the flower with Stampin’ Blends.

Are you sure you didn’t miss something?  Your cards hardly ever have that few pieces.  

By using our thick Whisper White we don’t necessarily need another layer in the inside and the ‘Sending Flowers’ die gives incredible dimension to the front so we don’t need more layers.  Probably a good thing I did this card with my club because the second card we did had 13 pieces!

Did you post that card already?

Not yet, Sal, but hopefully this week since it uses the Happy Birthday Sale A Bration set which has amazing flowers.  But I regress.  Let’s look at the steps for this card.

  1. Make cloud masks, a 3 1/4″ circle mask with your circle dies, and use sticky notes to mask the top of the base and the top of the inside as you sponge each section.  I fussy cut a cloud mask around the Happy Spring, Easter greetings, and inside greeting and used the Up and Away thinlets set (in the clearance rack) which has several cloud shapes to cut out.  If you don’t like the idea of fussy cutting your own, there are several dies in the catalog that could be modified to look like clouds.  For example ‘Lakeside’ dies have a die for a lily pad that could be a cloud.
  2. Cut out the cross if you are making the Easter card.
  3. Cut out your front flower circle with the ‘Sending Flowers’ Die.  You need this piece to position your clouds in the background.
  4. Lay your base open flat, mask the back side of the card, and mark 2 1/2″ on your grid sheet to guide you where to sponge the blue and green.  I used Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green and our Sponge Brayers (#141714).  The brayers come in a pack with two handles and four sponges for $8.  They are so much easier to use than the rubber brayers and they give a nice consistent look.  Lay the cutout flowers over top of the front just to position your clouds and the cross then set that piece and the cross piece aside and sponge the base front.
  5. Remove the cloud masks and without reinking the brayer, lightly sponge over the sky to soften the white of the clouds.
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  7. Likewise, do the inside of the card:
    1. by first stamping the greeting and then masking the greeting with a cloud shape and adding other cloud shape masks as desired and masking off the other side of the inside of the card.
    2. sponge the blue sky and the green grass.  Remove the masks and do a light sponge over the clouds.
  8. Now you have the idea so let’s sponge the top flower cut out piece. Mask it with circle cutouts covering only the flowers.  I had to use two circle masks since my die was just a little bit small.  Stamp the greeting and mask it with a cloud mask and add other clouds as desired then sponge.
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  10. I purchased the gina K Masking Magic sheets from Amazon.
  11. Using Granny Apple Green and the grass stamp from Fable Friends, stamp little grass clumps on the inside, the front, and the area that will show behind the circle.
  12. Use Stampin Blends and color your flowers:
    1. Dk Pineapple Punch
    2. Lt Highland Heather
    3. Lt Calypso Coral
    4. Leave two tulips white
    5. Leaves of the tulips- Dk Granny Apple Green
    6. Leaves of the other flowers – Lt Granny Apple Green
  13. Using the same colors of Stampin’ Blends, color your Pearl Basic Jewels and add to the centers of the five petaled flowers.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol so they won’t rub off the pearls.  Regular markers do rub off and we have used Sharpies in the past when we colored rhinestones or pearls- yay for matching colors in our own Stampin’ Blends!
  14. Stamp your characters in Memento Black so you can color them with Stampin’ Blends or apply puff paint.  Fussy cut them out and mount with glue dots.
  15. Place foam adhesive strips on the back of the front piece and a few dimensionals around the sides of the circle and attach.

but there is ribbon and a butterfly? 

Good catch, Sal!  The ribbon knot is tied around the front before the adhesive strips are added and the little butterfly is stamped on the front in Calypso Coral before the adhesive strips are added.  Whether you want these are not depends on the character you use.  The goose stands up so tall that the ribbon wouldn’t work, and the card might get a bit busy if you add a butterfly with all the little goslings.  Personal preference.

I stamped the ‘Happy Spring’ with Highland Heather but decided it was a little too light so I stamped Easter Greetings on a separate scrap of Whisper White in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut it to look like a cloud.  I used glue dots to adhere it since I didn’t want it popped up too much and glue dots are just a slight pop up and a bit more than using snail or liquid glue.

I cut a few extra ‘Sending Flowers’ cut outs so the club members could cut off a flower or two or three to put on the insides of their cards and their cards looked awesome.   I just used the one flower I cut off the front so you could see the cross better to put on the inside.

The puff paint was in the Holiday Catalog, is it carrying over?

Unfortunately, it is not.  But many things are carrying over and are available now.  Other items, like the moose punch and stamp set, will be in next year’s Holiday Catalog.  Take a look at what carried over in case you missed it:

  

Can I have a drum roll?

  Sure……da da da da..

There are nine new items that Stampin’ Up! is offering as free Sale A Bration items with a $50 or $100 order:

NOTE:  You must use the item numbers shown here when entering them on the system.

And the Sending Flower’s die set is only available until March 31.

And if you want the best deal ever think about joining the team.  You would receive a mini cutter and a pack of 6X6 paper – samples from the mini catalog- and a stamp set of your choice.  All this and $125 of any other products for only $99.  All future orders from you as a demonstrator will be discounted at least 20% which here in Castle Rock, CO, covers the shipping and the tax and a little left over profit.  Click on the join button in the top tabs.

Hostess Code:  RH4REUGF

SAL,  Send A Lot of flowers on a card

Karen

PS  There are no new events on the calendar since we are all staying at home until this coronavirus threat passes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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