Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CAS SOARING ACROSS THE WORLD CARD...

Today I have another quick and easy "Make & Take" from last week's downline meeting.  This one uses a favorite of mine - the World Traveler Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalog.  This embossing folder is especially perfect for Masculine and Nautical cards.  We added a little vintage to the embossing with Stampin' Sponges.  Who said you couldn't use a little glitter on a masculine card?  Not me!  And this yummy Pool Party Glitter Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog adds just the perfect little touch!


The focal piece uses the Sky is the Limit stamp set, one of the stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog available for FREE with a $50 purchase.  This is one of the Limited Time products that will only be available through Feb. 15.  This one is easiest to punch first and then stamp.  I just love the vintage biplane!

SOARING ACROSS THE WORLD CARD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamp Sets – Sky is the Limit (W#141282, C#141349 FREE with $50 purchase during SAB)
  • Card Stock – Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Ink – Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
  • Ribbon – Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (#140561, $5.50)
  • Punches – 2" Circle (#133782, $18.00)
  • Accessories – Whisper White Medium Envelopes (#107301, $6.50)
  • Tools – Big Shot, World Traveler Embossing Folder (#138289, $7.50), Stampin' Sponges (Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)

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Monday, January 11, 2016

WHAT I LOVE WISTERIA CAS THANK YOU CARD...

Today I have one of the CAS "Make & Takes" from my downline meeting to share.  It features the What I Love stamp set and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog available for FREE with a $50 purchase.  This is a pretty little photopolymer stamp set that features three step stamping!  It would suit a variety of occasions when coupled with different sentiments.  I think it would make a lovely sympathy card.


For the flowers, the first stamp is stamped in Wisteria Wonder, but stamped off first.  The second one is stamped in Wisteria Wonder at "full strength".  And the third one is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  I didn't take the time to line these up precisely because I don't think you need to with this set.  Of course, I had to add matching flowers to the envelope as well!

I used the new Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush from the Occasions Catalog on top of the flowers.  If you're someone who notices and loves detail, you'll love the subtle wink of sparkle you can easily add with this pen!  I am in L-O-V-E!!!  It adds the perfect touch of shimmer to your card!!!

The Glitter solution can smear Classic Ink, so I took my time and carefully painted each petal with a single stroke across each one and that seemed to keep it from smearing.  Although with these flowers, it wouldn't have actually been noticeable if it had.  It does dry very quickly!  Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post - it shows you how to open and use Wink of Stella for the first time.

It is very difficult to capture the sparkle in a photograph, but here is the best I could do:


WHAT I LOVE WISTERIA THANK YOU CARD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamp Sets – What I Love (P#141276 FREE with $50 purchase during SAB)
  • Card Stock – Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper (#135315, $5.00), Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (#141019, FREE with $50 purchase during SAB)
  • Ink – Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories – Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (#1141897, $8.00), Whisper White Medium Envelopes (#107301, $6.50)
  • Tools – Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95) 
Here is a video on the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:


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Friday, January 8, 2016

HELLO SUNSHINE TROPICAL BOTANICAL CARD...

It was time to come up with another swap for my downline meeting this Saturday.  Our theme is Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalog products.  I decided to mix a little of both!  I've been dying to use the fabulous new Botanical Builder Framelits again, so I went with those in some tropical colors.  I was inspired by my fellow demo Sarah Williams who will be missing our meeting to go on a Caribbean cruise - lucky lady!!!


I just love this new coordinating Botanical Gardens suite from the Occasions Catalog!  The individual prices are listed in the card recipe, but be sure to check out the bundle which saves you 15% and includes the Botanical Blooms stamp set, the Botanical Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP!  See a video on the bundle at the end of this post.

The *hello* sentiment is from the Hello stamp set, one of the sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog available for FREE with a $50 purchase.  This is one of the Limited Time products that will only be available through Feb. 15 - don't miss out on it!  I stamped that on one of the Lots of Labels Framelits.  Then I used a marker to color just the *sunshine* from one of the other stamps from the set and stamped it below the hello.

To achieve the coloring on the flowers, I used sponge daubers to layer on Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, and Melon Mambo.  For the very center of the flowers, I used an Aqua Painter with a mixture of Real Red and Chocolate Chip.  I also drew in some lines with Stampin' Write Markers, although in retrospect, I should have taken more time to draw them carefully.  With 12 to make, I was rushing through them.

Once everything was dry, I curled all the flower pieces with a bone folder and put them together with Mini Glue Dots.  Already can't wait to use these framelits again!!  Enjoy!

HELLO SUNSHINE TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDENS SUPPLIES:
  • Stamp Sets – Botanical Blooms (P#140757, $17.00), Hello (P#141240, FREE with $50 purchase during SAB)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
  • Ink – Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories – Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309, $7.00), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $4.00),  Mini Glue Dots (#103683, $5.25)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits (#140625, $33.00), Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281, $27.00), Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder (#129984, $7.50), Sponge Daubers (#133773, $5.00), Aqua Painters (#103594, $17.00)


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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PAPER PUMPKIN PRE-PAID SALE...

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better?  Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course!  It just might be the easiest way for you to earn FREE* Sale-A-Bration items.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55   
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40 
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

How It Works:
  1. When you place your order, you'll receive an e-mail with instructions and a redemption code to redeem the prepaid subscription. (There's even a link to a gift card if the subscription is for someone else.)
  2. You'll go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter the redemption code.  Click here for step by step instructions.
  3. You'll start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!
The Fine Print:
  • Prepaid subscriptions can be made on all order types: workshop, customer, or online.
  • Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if you buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, you'll enter the first code and then after six months can enter the second code.
  • Prepaid subscriptions include shipping.  However, you will need to include tax.
  • While not intended to be a gift subscription program, you can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at PaperPumpkin.com.
  • Redemption codes will become invalid if not used within three years of the purchase date (two years for residents of California). 
  • This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT)
LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

STAMPIN' UP! OCCASIONS & SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS START TODAY!...

Today is the day!  The AMAZING 2016 Occasions Catalog (January 5 – May 31, 2016) is now LIVE!  It is filled with all-new stamp sets, accessories, punches, Big Shot products (including lots of new Framelits Dies, Embossing Folders and a FABULOUS new Tool!), and more--with coordinating suites of products you will love!

There is truly something to fit everyone's style.  This catalog is chock full of excitement and you won't want to miss out on any of it!

 Occasions Catalog PDF
 Occasions New Product Videos
 Shop Occasions Catalog in Online Store

Check back soon for a list of My Favorite Things from the Occasions Catalog!

It's Sale-A-Bration time!!!  Sale-A-Bration is our most anticipated event of the year and you have to see the fantastic FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  Don't miss out!

Check out the fabulous new Sale-A-Bration Catalog by clicking the catalog picture on the left or use the following links:

 Sale-A-Bration Catalog
 Sale-A-Bration New Product Videos

Sale-A-Bration Order Deadline:
Monday, March 31, 2015  11:50 PM (MT)




PREFER A PRINT COPY OF THE SALE-A-BRATION OR OCCASIONS CATALOG?  Isn't it nice and cozy to have a real, live copy of the catalog to curl up with?  If you do NOT have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you have a customer relationship with and plan to place your next order through me, please email me your name and address and I will send you a print copy for FREEUS residents only per Stampin' Up! policy.

During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose any of the Sale-A-Bration brochure's exclusive products for FREE with each $50* purchase.  If you spend $100 you get 2 FREE products, or 3 FREE products with a $150 purchase, etc.  This year's offering includes eleven exclusive products:  seven stamp sets, three designer series papers and a Project Life mini card pack.    *excluding tax & shipping

Please Note:  Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016);  Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.*  Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16! 
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

When shopping, you can purchase from any current offers including:  Occasions Catalog, Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, etc.  ALL count towards your $50 purchase for each FREE gift.

If ordering $50 or more, be sure to type/paste MCFN9BRP into the Hostess Code area during checkout and click apply!  This way you will be entered in my monthly mystery hostess program and could win some of this month's hostess benefits or a special prize from me in the mail.  If you are ordering $150 or more, please do NOT use the code.  Please select all the hostess benefits for yourself on your own order!

To order, you can email me, call me at 757-463-2714 or place your order in my Online Store.  Remember to enter THROUGH my direct website rather than choosing me at the end.  That way, you are eligible for Loyalty Rewards, and FREE Stampin' Rewards ($15+ free merchandise with orders of $150 or more).

Have a party during Sale-a-Bration and earn even more FREE goodies!  With your party (home, catalog or your own order) of $250 or more, you will earn $25 in additional host dollars to spend on any Stampin’ Up! products!

1 Party sales do not include tax & shipping.
2 Host dollars cannot be used to purchase 50%-off items.
3 Party sales of $450 or more also earn one 50% off full-priced or bundle item from any catalog.
4 You also earn Stampin' Rewards when you place a qualifying order online that meets the above amounts.


Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator (or maybe a personal shopper with a discount)?  Now is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-A-Bration (January 5 - March 31), you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. 
  • For your $99 Starter Kit, you will be choosing $155 in products of your choice -- that's $56 in FREE products!
  • The Starter Kit ships FREE ($12.50 value), is only $99 and is FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE with the products that you want!
  • Fill your wishlist at a minimum of 20% discount PLUS you can still receive free and discounted products with Stampin' Rewards, Sale-A-Bration gifts and more!
  • Enjoy full Stampin' Up! demonstrator benefits and discounts through July 30, 2016 with NO further obligation to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.  There's no penalty to drop - you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount!
  • I welcome Hobby Demonstrators!  You can participate at any level you want in a pressure-free zone!  I will help you with whatever you need to do what YOU want with your business.
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READY TO JOIN NOW?  If you would like to join online, just CLICK HERE and click on the join now button and the Online IDA will lead you through the sign-up process..  No password is now needed, but be sure you are still on my site when signing up (my name should be on the top of the pop-up window).

LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WARM MY HEART SHELTERING TREE SWAPS...

Today I have the third swap card I made for the OnStage Local Baltimore event last November to show you.  I wanted to wait until a bit closer to Valentine's Day to share.  Since I had already done a masculine swap and a fancy fold sway, I went for a more feminine look this time with one suitable for Valentines, Anniversaries and more!  I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Sheltering Tree.  I hope you love it as much as I do!


A closeup of the focal piece:

I loved the Venetian Crochet Trim around the oval, but I ended up omitting it from my swaps.  I underestimated the amount of time it would take to glue all the little hearts (the different size hearts in the Confetti Heart Punch are perfect for this!) and glitter each tree and I did have to make 30 of them to swap!  Although I have to say that the Fine-Tip Glue Pen is AMAZING and certainly makes the job easier!  Here is a video on it:


WARM MY HEART SHELTERING TREE CARD SUPPLIES:
  • Stamp Sets – Sheltering Tree (P#137163, $25.00)
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
  • Ink – Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo
  • Ribbon – Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine (#138411, $3.50), Venetian Crochet Trim (#134581, $7.00)
  • Punches – Confetti Hearts Border (#137415, $22.00)
  • Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#133751, $5.00), Silver Mini Staples (#135847, $4.00), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309, $7.00), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $4.00)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Happy Heart Embossing Folder (#137364, $7.50), Oval Collection Framelits (#129381, $27.00), Handheld Stapler (#139083, $10.00)
LOYALTY REWARDS - When you purchase $50 or more, you qualify for my Loyalty Rewards program!  This Frequent Stamper program is my way of saying "thank you" to my returning customers in appreciation of their business and is in addition to other Stampin' Rewards.  Earn FREE stamps with MarieStamps.com!

Friday, December 11, 2015

CHRISTMAS TREAT: CHRISTMAS CRACK WITH SNOWY PINES TAG...

Time to make some tasty Christmas treats for my Bunco group again!  This time I am trying out a new recipe I've been seeing everywhere this Christmas, so I've decided to see what the fuss is about.  Hopefully, it's as good as it looks!  There wasn't enough for me to sample even after making two batches as I needed 12 bags!  The recipe is at the end of the post.

I am really loving the new Lots of Labels Framelits!  They have become my go-to for large tags.  And I am so happy that these two stamp sets,  Peaceful Pines and Snow Place are being carried over to the Occasions Catalog!  The snowman is paper-pieced so I could keep him white.  The tree stamp was cut out by hand and then layered on a Peaceful Pines framelit die piece so that there were no pesky white borders.


Here's a close-up of the tag and a shot of the basket ready to go to my Christmas Bunco:


SNOWY PINES CHRISTMAS TREAT TAG SUPPLIES:
  • Stamp Sets – Peaceful Pines (P#139728 $26.00), Snow Place (P#139738 $26.00)
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Ink – Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Chocolate Chip, Tuxedo Black Memento, White Craft Ink, Tangelo Twist Marker
  • Ribbon – Real Red Pompom Trim (#139617, $6.00), Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace Trim (#138423, $6.00)
  • Punches – l" Circle Punch (#119868, $13.00), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854, $18.00)
  • Accessories – Gusseted Cellophane Bags (#133770, $4.50), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (#138309, $7.00), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $4.00)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Peaceful Pines Framelits (#139665, $27.00), Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281, $27.00), Sponge Daubers
Christmas Crack Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Cooking spray 
  • 35 to 40 saltine crackers 
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (about 1 1/3 cups) 
  • Christmas M&M's (my addition) 
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.   Line 1 large or 2 small jelly-roll pans with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick spray and arrange the saltines salt-side down in a single layer.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together and boil until it turns a caramel color, a few minutes. Remove from the heat and pour over the crackers, covering them evenly.

Put the jelly-roll pan into the oven and bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until just bubbly, watching carefully.  Remove from the oven and pour the chocolate chips over the crackers.   As the chips melt a bit (I find it helps if you cover the pan with tin foil for 3 minutes to help the chips to melt), spread them over the crackers with a knife.  If adding M&M's, sprinkle over the chocolate.   Transfer the pan to the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until completely cold.  They will form one big sheet.  Break up into pieces.  Store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

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