Very Jackie O!

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Yesterday, I shared my Kick-line Card with you here.  I told you there was SO much you could do with this Beautiful You new stamp set by Stampin’ Up!   I wasn’t kidding!     I feel like this image in this set was made with Jackie O in mind.

What do you think?

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I am NOT a fussy cutter unless there is no way to get the look I am going for except to fussy cut.   I would say, however, it was worth it in this case.  Truth:  only took me a few seconds to cut the dress out.  An the impact was worth it.   I used the elegant Floral Boutique DSP here.  I stamped the image on the cardstock and then stamped a second image right onto the DSP in order to Paper Piece it onto the card.

Do you need this set yet?  If not, stay tuned–I have more coming!

If so, you can purchase it and any other stamp supplies you need right here.

Card fit for a Rockette!

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Card fit for a Rockette!

I once heard that the Rockettes are so uniform that they must be between 5’6″ and 5’10”.  So I am out!  Frankly, I would NEVER have been in–even if I was 3″ taller.   But the point of this (Pointe–get it?!) is that uniformity can sometimes be a good–even GREAT thing!  When you see dancers doing the exact same thing at the exact same time–it is beautiful!

Today, I had the chance to play with a new stamp set called Beautiful You.

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This stamp set has fantastic greetings.  That is the first thing that drew me to it.   Obviously, a LOT of people have been drawn towards this set as it is all over Pinterest!

In any case, I loved the dance-y image in this set and thought it would make a great “kickline” picture.  Afterall, the dancers would be exactly the same height and be dancing exactly the same move.   So here is my kickline card:

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(This also features the gorgeous paper, Falling In Love DSP)

SO–IF you have a friend who just became a Rockette, here is the card for you!   If you don’t, there are all sorts of other great cards you can make from this set.   Stay tuned for more from me this week.

In the meantime, I am having a Stamp A Stack for those of you who are local next WEDNESDAY night.  You can find the details and register here.  Here are a couple of the cards we will be making.

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To purchase any supplies you see here, please visit my website here.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

Got Scraps?

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Got Scraps?

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If you are reading my blog and you are not a family member, I KNOW you have scraps of designer paper.   I have been on a campaign for the past few years to use up my designer paper.   The struggle is real!   You know you LOVE that piece of DSP and know you will never love another quite as much…so you never use it….saving it for just the right situation…..But that situation never arrises as you discover NEW, better designer paper–and ultimately forget about that “perfect” paper of yesteryear!

Just use it up!!!!!!!

And here is a great way to use up those little “bits” that are cluttering up your desk, as such, cluttering up your life!!!  Who needs a cluttered life?  ESPECIALLY on day 2 of the new year!!  I am here to help with your “De Cluttering” resolution!

Bonus–This will ALSO help with your “Keep in touch with those that really matter AND send out those cards I have been making” resolution!

This SIMPLE card uses a new stamp set called So Very Much that will be FREE during Sale A Bration (starting in just 2 short days!).   It is a sweet greeting set and the font is fresh and LARGE (when you want to send a note but don’t really want to write a lot!).

This card uses Stampin’ Up! Notecards and Envelopes.  You might not be aware we sell these but they are fantastic for a quick little note, come in White or Crumb Cake, AND just require REGULAR postage! 133766s

Here is another sample (from the same pile of scraps, mind you!) with the details.   So easy, so quick!  You’re welcome!

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If you haven’t yet received your Sale a Bration catalog and are a customer of mine, please contact me!  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a Sale A Bration catalog, please contact me and I will set you up!

Thanks for stopping by.  Now get going on those resolutions!!!

 

 

 

Quick and Simple, Fun and Fresh

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Quick and Simple, Fun and Fresh

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!   I know you got some goodies you are grateful for!    Even if you weren’t grateful for what you received, I know you are grateful for the givers!   It is time to thank those gift givers!

Today, I had a few minutes to spend in my “lab” and while I was dying to play with the new goodies I have from the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs (more on that later!), I knew I needed to make a few “Thank You” cards.

I had a lot of precut cardstock from a previous project and as part of my “Clean Out This Messy Stamp Lab” campaign (Real campaign!–in my house, anyway!), I decided that I would make it work for my Thank You needs.

Quick and simple yet fresh and fun!  (Isn’t that all we ever really want?!)

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(We dodged a snow storm here in Southeastern Mass but I know that is not true everywhere.   But no matter, the first few snows of the year and pretty and no one is bitter yet.  This card SHOULD bring joy and not anger to anyone yet as it is only Dec. 30th!)

 

Here is the inside:

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Sweetest thank you phrase ever!   This is from Thankful Thoughts.   The stamp set itself is the classic Sheltering Tree.  Both of these products can be found in the Annual 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

Now–I know we are all like kids when it comes to new fun toys.   And Stampin’ Up! knows this is the best time of year to get some new fun toys so they have come out with a BRAND new catalog, Occasions 2017 Catalog.   Stampin’ Up! also knows there is nothing better than NEW AND FREE so they have also come out with the Sale A Bration 2017 catalog!!   Sale a Bration runs from Jan 4- the end of March.  During that time, when you purchase $50 worth of products, you will get to choose a FREEBIE from the SAB catalog!!  ~~

~~That can’t be true!  Oh, but it is!!

And if you are customer of mine and have not yet received your catalogs in the mail, please, please call on me and I will remedy that situation ASAP!   If you don’t yet have a demonstrator and want a catalog, again, call on me.

For those of you who are local, I have a Stamp a Stack of cards coming up in Jan featuring lots of new goodies from the Occasions catalog.  You can check out  the schedule here.

So to close out 2016, think of those you are grateful for and drop them a handmade note.  It will mean more to them than you know!!

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

Stampin’ Up! Year End Closeout!

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Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!  It is the first of the month.

Or should I say Reindeer, Reindeer, Reindeer?!

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CHECK IT OUT!!!!   Stampin’ Up! has  been doing some cleaning and has a BUNCH of stuff that they are offering at sale prices!!!  You can see everything here.

Many of these items are only “as supplies last” so act quickly so you aren’t shut out.   I would be happy to place orders for you.  To expedite things, you can order directly from the link above and the order will ship direct to your home !!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! Sale TODAY!

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Stampin’ Up! Sale TODAY!

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Today is the first day of Stampin’ Up!’s Extravaganza.  While the sale lasts all week, some items are only available on sale today!

You can see all the items that will be on sale this week here:  su_online-extravagana-product-list-us.

To shop for any of these items, please go to my website here.

Don’t forget–this sale lasts all week but the items above are only available today!!

Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza!!

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Stampin’ Up! Extravaganza!!

Monday is the day!!!

Stampin’ Up! has brought back the Extravaganza–Just on time for Thanksgiving week!  You don’t have to wait until Friday to do your shopping!

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There are so many great deals for the next week.  Monday the 21st, however,there are even MORE deals–including the Delicate Ornaments and the Gift Bag Punch board, to name a couple.   You can see them all here:  su_online-extravagana-product-list-us

The easiest way to order, however, would be to go to my online store.

Stitched Framelits On SALE

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Stitched Framelits On SALE

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Stampin’ Up! has released these handy Stitched Framelits AND they are on sale!  Check out what they look like up close and personal-like with Brandy from Stampin’ Up!

Now they won’t be available again until June so order them now!!

 

Onstage Swag and Upcoming Class

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Onstage Swag and Upcoming Class

I had the chance to attend the “local” Stampin’ Up! Onstage this past weekend in New Jersey with a great group of my team.  There were hundreds of demonstrators at our location and thousands throughout the world getting their first glimses at the new catalog!   Here are some of my team winning prizes:

I know you are dying to see the stamps they won but we couldn’t disclose this top secret info so they had to hide it…or we would have to kill you.  And nobody wants that!  In any case, the new catalog goes “live” in January…just on time for Sale A Bration!  That is the happiest time of the year where you get free stuff for spending $50 or more on stamp stuff that you were going to buy anyway…..”so if you don’t know, now you know” (My nod to Hamilton!).

Look at that table!!!   Clearly experienced stampers–Diet Coke and more sugar than should be allowed in NJ!!  Good  Great (!)time had by all!

If you don’t have a demo and would like a copy of the catalogs, just message me below and I will be sure to get you one!

In the meantime, check out what we are making next week at my Holiday Stamp a Stack!  If you are local and want to come, click here to pick your session.

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If you are in need of any supplies, just click here .  Happy to help you out!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Holiday Stamp a Stack

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Holiday Stamp a Stack

WOW!   It has been a while since I have checked in and I apologize.

I wanted to share with you a couple of cards we will be making at my first Holiday Stamp a Stack next week.   If you are local, it would be great to see you.  (Register here).

These cards are FULL of texture.  In fact, the texture on both of these cards is sort of the “star of the show”!  The clean, white card uses the Holly embossing folder and the more rustic card features the new “Cable Knit” embossing folder.  Neither is overly difficult which makes a nice easy to mass produce~~which is exactly what you need for holiday cards.

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If you are local, you can sign up for the class here.  If you are not, you might want to purchase the supplies to create on your own.   You can do that here.

Thanks for stopping by.