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Book a workshop with me in August and get in on a fantastic deal! Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include

  • A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

Click HERE to view the .pdf all about this special!



Learn more about hosting a workshop by visiting my Stampin' Up! website. Hostesspromopic  

I have dates open in August for your workshop, just send me a quick note letting me know you'd like a date! Contact me barbstamps@bresnan.net

I will return your message promptly when I return from vacation!!!


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Big Shot Die Storage - Sizzlit Box

I was absolutely giddy with excitement when I saw the new Storage Boxes for the Big Shot Dies.  They are shown on page 204 in the new catalog.  This is the first one I bought as I had a real need to organize my sizzlits and embosslits.  It is the Small Die Box and since I have a "few" Sizzlits and Embosslits they needed to be in one place so I could find them easliy!!!

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Isn't this box just gorgeous!!!  It is a very sturdy box with Early Espresso canvas around the outside and a beautiful pattern on the inside.  It comes with an insert that can be purchased separately if you store your dies in a drawer or on a shelf.  This box makes me smile everytime I look at it.

Smallinsert Small Insert #120802 $4.95  

You can order your Big Shot Die Storage boxes and Inserts through me anytime via my Online Store.



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August Card Kit of the Month

Welcome to a new year of my card kit of the month.  These kits are a class in the mail for you.  The August Card Kit of the Month is so fun!! 

Featured Stamp Set: For Everything

Featured Accessories: Subtles Flower Brads
 
12 Small Open end Envelopes can be added for $5
 
You will receive all of the card stock and ribbon to create 12 cards. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions of “alternative” cards that you can make with the contents of the kit! In addition, you will receive step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. The price of the Card Kit is $16.95 please add $3 (in the US) if you need me to ship it to you.   Orders will be processed starting August 10th.

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New this year:  Teeny Tiny Wishes will be a featured set for the entire year!  This means each month, I will be using this set so you have a wide assortment of greetings with which to work.  Since the size of all the greetings is about the same, you can select ANY of the greetings in this set for ANY card. 

If you purchase the card kit, you can also purchase the featured stamp set and featured accessory at a 15% discount, normal shipping and tax apply.

Add-on Products:

  • Rose Red Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Jet Black StazOn Ink ($7.95)
  • Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker($3.50)
  • Baja Breeze Stampin Write marker ($3.50)
  • So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • Perfect Plum Stampin' Write Marker ($3.50)
  • 1" Circle Punch ($10.95)
  • 1 3/4" Circle Punch ($16.95)
  • 1 3/4 x  7/8 Oval Punch ($16.95)
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack ($16.95)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set $36.95 $31.40 - discount given on the first card kit purchase of the year
  • For Everything Stamp Set $24.95 $21.20 wood mount or $17.95 $15.25 clear mount with purchase of the kit
  • Subtles Flower Brads $8.95 $7.60 with purchase of the kit
  • Set of 12 Small Open End Envelopes $5.00

Other Optional Purchases:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)

 

Card Kit Options


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Everything Old IS New Again!!

I was rumaging through some old cards and came across THIS CARD done by my friend Deann.  I thought it would be perfect for a make over using new products and colors.  So here is my "make over"

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The flower vase is created from the Wide Oval Punch.  You punch out the oval and then slide the top of the oval into the side of the punch and punch off a bit, then make a straight cut across the bottom with your Paper Snips.  I added a strip of Concord Crush card stock and the little Paper Daisy was colored using a Sponge Dauber and Pear Pizzazz ink.  The Pumpkin Pie Brad finishes it off

The focal point is an image from the Just Believe set that I inked up with markers in Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Concord Crush.  I paper pierced around the focal point and added my greeting from A Word For You in Concord Crush Classic Ink

Paperrdaisies Stampin' Up!'s new Paper Daisies are made so you can easily dye them any of our 45 colors.  In my sample, I used a Sponge Dauber to add the Classic Ink.  You can also use an Aqua Painter with ink refills, markers, pastels, or watercolor crayons to achieve varying degrees of color.  They are item #119243 and you get 40 flowers (10 of each size) in a package for only $6.95 

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All orders placed today through July 31st will be put in a drawing for the level 3 hostess set called Playful Pieces.  If your order is at least $40, you will also receive a FREE tutorial of your choice, one per order.  See my 30 choices HERE.  After you place your order, email me with your choice and I will email it to you when I return.



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Funky Four Note Card Portfolio

You saw my notecards in Yesterdays Post so today, I am showing you the Portfolio I created for them.  I used my favorite color of the week, Concord Crush with the Funky Four set.  The patterned paper is from the In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  What do you think of the yummy Concord Crush Ribbon, I am in love!!!

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Here is the inside of the set.  The note cards and envelopes fit nicely in both sides of the Portfolio. 

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Directions for creating the Portfolio:  The Portfolio is made from one sheet of Concord Crush card stock.  Put the long side in your Paper Cutter and score at 5" and 6", turn it so the short side is at the top of your Paper Cutter and score at 2" and 2 1/2".  Cut out the bottom middle section and fold everything up to create your Portfolio.  Thanks so much to my stampin' buddy Dawn Olchefske for the idea.

What will I show you tomorrow??  Come back and see!!


 


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Triangle Tri-fold and my little buddy the Owl

I just love this Two Step Owl Punch and I want to put him on everything I make.  However, this isn't really reasonable as I know you want to see other things. :-)  

This Triangle Tri-Fold Card came to me as I was punching out owl pieces in various colors.  As I started assembling him, I thought he would look great on one of these cards as he is the prefect size.  I have another Triangle Tri-Fold card in a previous post.

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I used the Blushing Bride paper from the Hostess level 1 Designer Series Paper Pack and the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack for this project.  Do you see his wings?  A little heart shape is included with this punch and I punched two, one for each wing.  It is tied shut with a piece of our Poly Twill Blushing Bride Ribbon.

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A look at the inside reveals a little get well message from Word Play, this is one of my favorite new sets.

Purchase your Word Play stamp set and your Two Step Owl Punch HERE and a share of the Patterns Designer Series Papers HERE


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TIP - Storing Your Scraps from the Designer Series Paper Stacks

I love Stampin' Up!'s new Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks but what do you do with all those little scraps left over when you use most of a sheet?  I don't know about you but I like to keep my scraps with the main package.  With our regular DSP packs, they come wrapped in plastic and I keep all the scraps in the package with the full sheets.  Since these come padded, I didn't have anywhere to keep the scraps.  I solved that problem by adhering a large cello bag to the front of my pad so now I have a place to keep all those scraps.  I have one on each stack so I can keep all the scraps together. :-)Papertip


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Elegant Soiree Pinwheel Card

I have a video showing how to make these cards and you can find it HERE, just scroll down a bit.  With all these new Designer Series Papers, I have tons to choose from to make these super easy cards.  I will start with the Elegant Soiree.  My colors are Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.

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The greeting is from Just Believe and I added a Clear Button over a piece of the DSP and then a circle using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and finished the whole card off with the Basic Pearls.  These Pearls are so cool, they already have a tiny glue dot on them so you just peel and stick them where you want them.  See the video HERE.

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Thank you all so much!!!

The numbers are in and at the Annual Stampin' Up! Awards Ceremony tonight, I ranked #10 in sales and #25 in the all around Demonstrator of the Year out of 40,000 demonstrators.  I am so grateful to each and every one of you for making this possible for me.  THANK YOU!!!!!

Barbsiggytree


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My Birthday Cake

Yesterday, my six year old son asked me if we could make me a birthday cake.  I really didn't have time as I am busy packing our trailer for a two week camping/boating vacation.  However, he was just so sweet, how could I resist!!!

He helped me mix everything together, we baked it and then he wanted to frost it.  We mixed up two of my favorite colors and he was off and frosting!!  I didn't have two #4 candles but he was determined to get 44 on this cake.  He started rumaging through my birthday candles and he got it done.  Do you see his adaptation on the number 44??

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Four candles in the bottom row, a D and four candles in the top....."four D four"....I have a pretty clever kid!!

We forgot to take the picture until after we started eating it!!

Remember, I am offering FREE shipping on all ordes placed today for my birthday!! 


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Let's Make A Play Date!

With Stampin' Up!'s Play Date line of coordinating products, we will be playing all day!!  The Play Date line coordinates with the Funky Four and Forest Friends stamp sets.

Play Date Designer Series Paper #117168 $9.95  Use this with the Play Date Quick Accents, add some card stock and you have your own Simply Scrappin' Kit!!

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Play Date Quick Accents self adhesive die cuts #117172 $8.95

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Play Date File Folders #117170 $10.95  Use these printed folders to organize your craft room, store your project ideas or organize your personal papers.  They can also be stamped on!!!!

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Play Date Gusseted Envelopes #110434 $5.95

I jazzed mine up with the Play Date Quick Accents self adhesive die cuts to use as receipt folders!!

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Play Date Rub-Ons available soon!!

I would love to have a play date with you.  Gather your friends and family and we can have a party.  I am scheduling my August parties and classes so contact me today!!

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What will I post tomorrow?  Come back and find out!!!

Barbsiggytree


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Baskets & Blooms Gift Card Holder

Do you ever need a quick little package for a gift card?  Well, if you have the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die, you can make this little cutie that will fit perfectly inside your greeting card.

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I glued three edges of the basket pieces together and used the Fancy Flower Punch & the With All My Heart set to make the flower on the front.  Check out a few of my other creations using the Baskets & Blooms Die COFFEE CUP COZYTREAT BASKET and FELT PROJECT.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set - With all My Heart
Ink - Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Wheel - Sweet Swirls
Accessories - Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Die, 5/8" Jumbo Neutrals Brads, Extra Large Flower Punch

Order your Baskets & Blooms Die HERE

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Door Prizes from my Open House

I forgot to post the door prize winners from last Saturdays Open House.  I had a blast and I hope the gals did too.  I gave away lots and lots of FREE stuff!!!  Thanks so much for coming. :-)

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I had a ton of Door Prizes to give away and here is a list of the winners:

Angela R - Stampin' Up! reusable shopping bag
Pat M - Stampin' Up! reusable shipping bag
Melissa M - SNAIL adhesive
Kari B - Picnic Parade stamp set
Ramona S - Bridesmaid Paper Sampler
Cynthia H - Coffee Cozy
Rachel H - Write Stuff Accents Assortment
Jan Z - Christmas Cards
Mandy C - Birthday Bliss Card Kit
Kristen E - Birthday Bliss Card Kit
Tracey M - Canvas Cuts Assortment
Wendy G - Pockets & Pieces Assortment
Brenda C - Halloween Hoot stamp set
 
Roseanne G - Punched Posies stamp set for the Scavenger Hunt  
I will put your prizes in your orders when they come in.
 
Barbsiggytree

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Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

There are two NEW Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog and one of them is called Elegant Lines.  It is so cool!!!

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I ran this Marina Mist card base through my Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Impressions Folder #119277 and look at this amazing detail!!!!  I added a scalloped flower and a stamped image from the NEW set called Perfect Punches.

Flowerclose How about this flower!!  It is made from two 2 3/8 Scallop Punches, which is a brand new punch #118874.  I added a Marina Mist button from the Subtles Designer Button pack and a White 5/16" Brad to the middle of the button. 

I had this card out at my recent open house and Pat just loved it.  She asked me how to make the flower so come back tomorrow for a mini tutorial showing how to make them.  There are more on page 123 in the NEW catalog.    
You can order the products to make your own flower through my WEBSITE.

Closegreeting The stamped image was punched out with the Curly Label Punch and then I added a flower with the Boho Blossoms Punch and a self-adhesive Basic Pearl #119247 $4.95.

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Simply Sent Kits - Sweet Hello

When I received my NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog last month, this was one of the first things I put on my wish list.  It is a new Simply Sent Card Kit called Sweet Hello.  The kit comes with 8 printed, embossed notecards and these adorable little self adhesive pink ribbon flowers with pearl centers for only $11.95.  The Thanks greeting is from a Summer Mini set called Watercolor Trio.
SweethellocardMy first card with the kit took me all of 30 seconds to complete.  For  my second card, I wanted to use a different embellishment and chose the Subtles Flower Brads.  The brads are a bit heavier than the ribbon flowers, so I decided to cut off the back of the notecard and layer it on a Baja Breeze card base.  I changed the orientation of the card and added a greeting from On Your Birthday

Sweethellocard1 You might notice that the middles of the Subtles Flower Brads are white.  They do not come that way. I added a bit of Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Moonlight #119969.  So not only are the white, they have a nifty shimmer. :-)  You can click on the images to view them larger.

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