Monday, April 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring List!



     Well it is official! Stampin' Up! has release it's Retiring List for the 2016-2017 Annual and 2017 Occasions catalogs. I am quite shocked at some of the things that are going and quite sad for some others. Here is the list, Retire List. Please remember to order early as some things are only while supplies last.
     Also, the 2015-2017 In Colors have now been officially retired as well so get your paper and reinkers now before they are gone FOREVER! Place your order here.
     If you have any questions for me or want to know about joining my team go here!

Hugs,
Julie


Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Paper Pumpkin

     Hey everyone! How are you doing? For today, I decided I wanted to show you Stampin' Up!'s March Paper Pumpkin kit. Stampin' Up! keeps it a surprise, to everyone, the contents and name of the kit until it ships and you get it in your hands. You get everything you need in their signature orange box to complete the project including a photopolymer stamp set, one to two inks spots that don't repeat for 12 months, pre-cut
cardstock, embellishments, instructions, a clear D sized block (if it is your first Paper Pumpkin), envelopes if this is a card kit, and adhesive. All you need to bring are a pair of scissors, maybe a group of friends and their Paper Pumpkins, and some uninterruptible time for you to create a fabulous project. There are usually around 8 things to make that can range from cards to gift bags and such. 
     The name of this month's kit was Bunny Buddies. It creates 9 bunny mini cards with envelopes and 9 cute as can be bunny gift pouches. After opening the box, you will
open the light blue tissue paper, be careful of the stamps and ink spots, to reveal a cute project. It comes all plastic wrapped together. You open it up and lay out all the contents. The instructions are inside and on back the the cover photo insert. As stated before, with this month's Paper Pumpkin, you get to make two items and I started with the mini cards. I followed the instructions exactly as they had stated them in the instructional insert. I first started with stamping the bunny face in Basic Gray. Then I stamped the two ears above the face at an angle. Next, you take the smaller ear stickers and chose any of the colors you want to match your card and place them inside of the stamped ears. Now, you need to stamp one of the little white banners with one of the smaller sentiments. Then, you stamp the inside of the card with one of the other sentiments all using Basic Gray.
     Now, cut a piece of coordinating twine at 8" and wrap it around the card close to the
center fold and tie a bow and viola! You now have a cute little mini card to give a friend or family member.
     Now, get out one of the little canvas pouches. First, you are going to stamp the little bunny face on it just like before. Then you are going to get two large Bunny ear stickers, which you are going to be placed on the inside of the pouch handles. Once you do this, you can then cut a piece of coordinating twine again about 12" and wrap this around the top of the pouch. Next, you are going to again stamp one of the little white banners with the sentiment of your choice and this time you are going to attach it with a cute little clothes pin to the bunnies ear. Lastly, take one of the glue dots and place it about the middle of the backside and
place one of the little pom poms in a coordinating color on top of the glue dot. And you have a cute little Bunny candy pouch.
     Now, you are not limited to only the products in the box and the ideas Stampin' Up! presents to you. I pulled out the ink colors that matched the kit and used them to stamp the sentiments. Then I decided to make my own card and goodie box. I started with the card base and thought I would use the stamp set Basket Bundle. I wanted to use the flower stamps so I stamped the Daffodil in Crushed Curry and the other flower in Flirty Flamingo. I then stamped the leaves, stems, and grass in Emerald Envy. I got out my 2016-2018 In Color Markers and used Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum markers on the egg
stamp and then stamped the card. Next, I stamped the front and inside sentiment in Basic Gray. Finally, I used my Clear Wink of Stella on the Easter Eggs and took a piece of Dapper Denim twine and tied it around the card.
     For the cute bunny box, I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies and Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the bunny face onto one of the sides of the box that tucks underneath Then I got out a scrap of Very Vanilla and placed two of the larger sticker ears on it and then cut out around them leaving a piece about 1/4" at the bottom. I cut this flap up the center to the sticker part and then folded the ear in half. Before I assembled the box I glued the ears on in a position I liked. After the glued dried I put the box together. I stamped one of the sentiments onto another scrap piece of Very Vanilla and used the oval tag from the box dies and die cut it out. I then tied some of the twine around the box handle and used a clothespin to attach the stamped tag. I finally used some more glue and glued one of the pom poms onto the back of the box for a cute bunny tail!
Here are my supplies:






     I really hope you enjoyed today's blog post. I have so much fun each month when my Paper Pumpkin box shows up. And next month, Stampin' Up! is having a special
Paper Pumpkin. Our CEO Sara Douglass designed a spectacular box that is both bold and sassy just like her! And in each and every April Paper Pumpkin box will be a special surprise gift for everyone. Plus, if you hurry and and purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription by tomorrow, March 31st, you will still get the Sale-a-Bration price of $55! Plus, you will get to choose 1 Free Sale-a-Bration item of your choice. Use item #137859 on your online order. Go here and click on Shop Now to place that order! Here are some reasons why Paper Pumpkin is a great choice for anyone!

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!
     So, if you like the idea of a little box of craftiness showing up on your doorstep each month, or know someone who would like this too, then Paper Pumpkin would be great idea. And remember, Paper Pumpkin would make great birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, or any holiday presents!


Hugs,
Julie






Monday, March 27, 2017

Carousel Horse Card - GDP Challenge

     Hello again, I am so sorry for the break in my posts, but my husband and I took a short vacation to the "Valley" (Phoenix) to pick my brother up from the airport to stay with us for a couple weeks. I hope you are all having a great week so far. Last week, Global Design Project had a Theme Challenge that I so wanted to participate in. I created my card and everything, but just did not have the time to get it onto my blog. So
I am putting it on today for you, because I believe anything created can be inspiration for someone out there.
     The theme for this challenge was Amusement Park and of course the first thing, and I'm sure for a lot of people too, that came to my mind was Carousel Birthday from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. In this suite you get a gorgeous stamp set, 6"x 6" paper pack, a cardstock pack, an embellishment pack, and a set of two markers to choose and purchase from. Also, in the Up & Away Framelits are two dies that will cut two stamps in the Carousel Birthday stamp set. Too Cute! I got the stamp set out and decided what I wanted to make.
     I first started with a 3-1/2"x 4-3/4" piece of Watercolor Paper. I took my Embossing Buddy out and ran it over the paper. I took out the Ferris Wheel stamp and stamped it with Versamark ink in the middle upper part of the paper. I next poured White Embossing Powder onto the stamped area. I shook off the excess and poured that back into the jar. Then I turned on my Heat Tool and began to heat up
the embossing powder until it turned bright white and shiny.
     Next, I got out the Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters. I first scribbled across the embossed area with five colors I had already picked out. I then took the smaller Aqua Painter and filled it with water. I took the Painter and squeezed until the water ran through the tip and then I brushed it across the area that I had just scribbled with the Watercolor Pencils. I tried to blend the colors together as I went. When I was satisfied with the outcome of the colors I set the piece of Watercolor Paper aside to let it dry.
     I then started on the Carousel horse. I stamped the horse onto a piece of Very
Vanilla cardstock using Basic Black Archival Ink. I used this ink as I was going to watercolor again and I did not want the black ink to run. I got out my Stampin' Write Markers and used them and the Watercolor Pencils to color in the Carousel Horse. I then took the Aqua Painter, again, and water colored the horse. I then took my Heat Tool and heat dried the paper where it was wet. After it dried, I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut out the Carousel Horse. Next, I used the Layering Ovals and a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to die cut out a scalloped frame. I then glued down the Carousel Horse piece onto this piece and placed Stampin' Dimensionals onto the back.
     Now that the Watercolor Paper was dry, I stamped the Birthday sentiment onto the bottom of the paper using Early Espresso ink. I then glued it onto a piece of Bermuda
Bay Glimmer Paper cut to 4"x 5-1/4". I then glued this whole piece onto a So Saffron A2 sized card base. Next I placed the Carousel Horse onto the card using the attached Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I got out some gold sequins and placed three of them around the horse using glue.
     For the inside of my card, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 4"x 5-1/4" and stamped the Circus Tent stamp onto it using Bermuda Bay ink in the left corner going off the cardstock a little bit. I then glued this piece onto the inside of the card. And we are done! Didn't it turn out great! I so wished I had had the time to get it posted before the challenge had ended. Oh well. There is always the next challenge which in fact has already started so I better get started on that one!


Here are my supplies:



     Thank you so much for looking at my blog post today. I have so much fun creating projects for you to look at and be inspired by. If you ever have any questions for me or want to place an order with Stampin' Up! just go here. I am more then willing to help you with anything Stampin' Up! related such as how something works, or how to do something, like maybe, the embossing I did today. I am going to be starting to do more "How To..." videos to better inform you on fun techniques like fancy folds, and watercoloring with our Watercolor Pencils. So please stay tuned!

Hugs,
Julie




Only 5 days left for Sale-a-Bration!!

     That's right! Less then one week of Stampin' Up!'s BEST celebration of the year! Don't miss out on free product. And as the final days are ticking away, Stampin' Up! has
ITEM NUMBERDESCRIPTION
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
 added 5 more items to the free Sale-a-Bration list! For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend, you will get to pick a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Go here to starting ordering and get your free items. Get to chose from over 14 products from stamps to paper to ribbon...all FREE. But remember this, Stampin' Up! has told us that all these items are now only available while supplies last. The Card Tin, #143833, The Glimmer Paper 6"x 6" pack #143831, The Seaside TIEF, #147360, and The Sparkle TIEF, #147356, has sadly already sold out! Don't miss any more! Get your Sale-a-Bration items NOW!

 Join My Team!!

     Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you decide to join my team you will receive two additional stamps sets of your choice FREE with your Starter Kit. My personal
suggestion would be to get the two most expensive stamp sets that you love this way and use your Starter Kit for ink, paper, and such. Now this only lasts until March 31st too so if you love everything Stampin' Up! and would love to receive a discount up to 25% off all your future orders then go here and click on "Join Now". Remember that the Starter Kit only costs $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product. And you get free shipping! Questions? Email me at scrapnmom@live.com.


More Rewards!!

     And one more special! Only until March 31st if you place an order for $250 (before tax & shipping) or more you will get an additional $25 in Hostess Rewards! That is $25 in FREE rewards you get to spend on anything in any current Stampin' Up! catalog.
Plus, you get 5+ Sale-a-Bration items. Get orders from family and friends to up your total to get this great offer. Go here and click on "Shop Now" to place your online order. Any questions? Then please go to the same page and click on "Contact Me".

     Also, if you have placed any order with me in the past 6 months and don't have a current catalog, just let me know and I will get one in the mail for you. Also, if you place a new order with me as your demonstrator, you will receive the current catalogs in your "Welcome" package as a gift from me!

     

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kylie Bertucci's "Aim For Alaska" Blog Hop - A Little Foxy




     Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great day and are enjoying the blog hop so far. You are here today with Julie Kight from the United States and I am bringing you a card that I made for Kylie Betucci's "Aim For Alaska" Blog Hop. "Aim for Alaska" is a Facebook support group run by Kylie Bertucci for Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the globe that want
to increase and improve their business to earn the Stampin' Up! incentive trip. Each year Stampin' Up! offers an incentive trip for the top demonstrators to go for and earn. This year we are earning to go on an Alaskan cruise in the summer of 2018. For those that earned the incentive trip last year, they are going to Thailand this coming Summer!
     I am learning so much in this Facebook support group of demonstrators. There is such a wide range of us from all over the globe. Some of the demonstrators in the group have already earned the trip. I haven't yet, but I am not worried about it. My goal is just to improve my business right now and learn everything I can. I am learning how to blog everyday and improve my following. I am also learning how to be a better demonstrator and how to give excellent customer service. We have some amazing Top 100 Global demonstrators, like
Robyn Cardon, Michelle Last, and Patty Bennett doing Facebook Live videos and talking to us about how we can succeed with our businesses like they have. They tell us all about how they got started with Stampin' Up! and what they do to help not only their customers, but also their teams. They give us advice and great tips on how to truly run our business and not let the business run us. It is so much fun and hard work at the same time! But I am truly enjoying it and already seeing the benefits.
     So on to my card. Our theme for this Blog Hop was anything to do with Alaska whether it be, nature, animals, boats, colors, weather etc. It took me quite a bit to choose what I wanted to do but finally I settled on the fox from the stamp set Foxy Friends. I first cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" and folded it in half. Next, I cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to 4"x 5-1/4" and embossed it using the Woodland TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) and my Big Shot. Then, I got out my Layering Squares Framelits and die cut out a window into each piece. I made the card base a little smaller so that a bit of the Whisper White will show through
the Calypso Coral piece. I then took a piece of the 3/8" Metallic Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration items in the Gold and wrapped it around the bottom of this piece. I taped it in the back, and I glued this whole piece down onto the card front lining up the windows.
     For the inside of the card I first started with the fox. I used the Foxy Friends stamp set and stamped out the sitting down animal onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink. I stamped it twice so I could use the punch and punch out the head and body separately. Next, I stamped the tail with the white tip onto the cardstock using the same ink and punched it out too. I also stamped the stump onto the Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso and then cut it using Paper Snips. I glued the fox head and tail onto the body. I then placed several Stampin' Dimensionals onto the back of it and set it aside.
     Next, I wanted to stamp the background. I started with the larger tree from the Foxy Friends stamp set and stamped it on the right with Garden Green ink. Then, I stamped
the smaller tree from the same stamp set on the left side of the card in Old Olive. Now, I didn't want the ink from the next stamp to go onto the two trees I already stamped and change the colors so I made a couple masks. I stamped one of each tree onto a couple Post It Notes. I cut these out with my Paper Snips and placed them over the two trees I already stamped on the card base. Then I stamped my third tree in the middle using Pear Pizzazz ink. I removed the two masks and voila! You have a seamless stamped tree!
     Now to place the fox. I first put the stump down using the Mini Glue Dots so that it popped up very little. Then I put the fox down onto of the stump so it is sitting on it. Next, I stamped the little mushrooms around the bottom of the trees in Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede ink.
Then I stamped the little paw prints along the very bottom of the card using Calypso Coral ink again. The clouds in the sky I stamped using the Lift Me Up stamp set and Smoky Slate, and Soft Sky ink pads. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, Lift Me Up, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Calypso Coral ink and die cut it with my Stitched Shapes Framelits. I then took a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and die cut a larger oval using my Layering Ovals Framelits. I glued the sentiment onto the Pear Pizzazz piece. I pop dotted it onto the front of the card over the Gold Ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals. And finally we are done!
     How do you like my little Foxy card? It turned out too cute, didn't it. Now time to move onto the next person on the Blog Hop. Just click on the name under mine. And don't forget to visit everyone on the Hop! Everyone has some amazing projects they have made for you to get some inspiration from. And if your are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and want more info about the "Aim for Alaska" Facebook support group, then go here.



     If you get stuck at any time just restart from any one of the blogs above. I hope you had a great time with this Blog Hop. If you want or need any of the items I used in my card, then here is my supply list. Remember also that Stampin' Up! only offers current bundles at 10% off during that catalog period. So if there is a bundle that you just can't live without then you need to get it now when it is available at the 10% discount, because if it carries over to the next Annual catalog it won't be offered as a bundle discount again. Just some FYI about bundles. Just click on any item and it will take you to my store.




Only 10 days left for Sale-a-Bration!

     That's right! Only 1 & 1/2 weeks left of Stampin' Up!'s BEST celebration of the year! Don't miss out on free product. And as the final days are ticking away, Stampin' Up! has
ITEM NUMBERDESCRIPTION
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
 added 7 more items to the free Sale-a-Bration list! For every $50 (before tax & shipping) you spend, you will get to pick a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. Go here to starting ordering and get your free items. Get to chose from 20 products from stamps to paper to ribbon...all FREE. But remember this, Stampin' Up! has told us that all items are now only available while supplies last. The Card Tin, #143833, and the Glimmer Paper 6x6 pack #143831, has sadly already sold out! Don't miss any more! Get your Sale-a-Bration items NOW!



     Also during Sale-a-Bration, if you decide to join my team you will receive two additional stamps sets of your choice FREE with your Starter Kit. My personal
suggestion would be to get the two most expensive stamp sets that you love this way and use your Starter Kit for ink, paper, and such. Now this only lasts until March 31st too so if you love everything Stampin' Up! and would love to receive a discount up to 25% off all your future orders then go here and click on "Join Now". Remember that the Starter Kit only costs $99 for $125 worth of your choice of product. And you get free shipping! Questions? Email me at scrapnmom@live.com.

     And one more special! Only until March 31st if you place an order for $250 (before tax & shipping) or more you will get an additional $25 in Hostess Rewards! That is $25 in FREE rewards you get to spend on anything in any current Stampin' Up! catalog.
Plus, you get 5 Sale-a-Bration items. Get orders from family and friends to up your total to get this great offer. Go here and click on "Shop Now" to place your online order. Any questions? Then please go to the same page and click on "Contact Me".

     Also, if you have placed any order with me in the past 6 months and don't have a current catalog, just let me know and I will get one in the mail for you. Also, if you place a new order with me as your demonstrator, you will receive the current catalogs in your "Welcome" package as a gift from me!

     Thank you so very much for hopping with us today! I hope you have enjoyed yourself and have received some great inspiration for your next project. Please don't forget to subscribe to my blog to get notifications when a new blog post has been posted. Have fun stamping! Hugs, Julie