Family Fun and So Much More!

It’s Been A Busy Week!

My sister and brother-in-law flew in from Puerto Rico on Friday morning. My father missed the flight but was able to reschedule for a later flight and arrived early afternoon. My three sisters and I were able to enjoy our father’s company all day on Friday. On Saturday after my Oviedo class, I rushed home to greet 25 of my close family members to spend time with our family patriarch. My father Angel Luis Figueroa shared many family stories with the younger generation. There was one particular story that neither of my sisters nor I ever heard and I will share at a later time. On Sunday, just the adults celebrated my youngest sister’s birthday. Lots of family and lots of fun!

Brenda, Yolanda, Angel (Dad), Awilda & Me just goofing off downtown Winter Park.

The Figueroa Sisters, Yolanda, Wanda, Awilda & Brenda

Stampin’ Up! is keeping busy also, starting tomorrow July 11th New PaperPumpkin subscribers will enjoy 50% off their kit. You will have to subscribe no later than August 10th and use Promo Code BLOOM0818. You can click on the image below to get started.

Don’t forget these awesome deals…

Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP (Designer Series Paper) Sale

July 1 – 31

We know how much you love Designer Paper, and there’s a brand new line with awesome new designs. Now is the time to stock up. July 1-31 select designer series paper will be on sale “Buy 3, get 1 FREE” in my online store. No limits on the amount of each you get, you can stock up all on one collection, or mix and match.

Free Stampin’ Pad Family when you join my team

July 1-31

Joining my Stamping All Night Team has gotten better, now in addition to the addition $26 in products when you sign up with your $99 starter kit you will get a FREE Stampin’ Pad Family worth $67.50, that’s a total of $93.50 in Free Products!

DSP…It’s That Time of the Year!

DSP = Designer Series Paper

It’s time to stock up on your favorite DSP with the BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! promotion running July 1 – 31.

We know how much you love Designer Paper, and there’s a brand new line with awesome new designs. Now is the time to stock up.  No limits on the amount of each you get, you can stock up all on one collection, or mix and match. The papers included in the sale are the $11 collections:

These are two of my favorite Designer Series Papers.

When placing your order online use:

JULY HOSTESS CODE: VX37J9AV

You only have until July 31st!

The Colors in Our Lives Keep Changing!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. That is why we want to introduce you to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting.

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

IN COLORS
There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss
I reorganized all my cardstock and ink pads, I like keeping them in the same color order as the catalog.

 

Petal Palette From the Heart!

It took me a long time to purchase the Petal Palette stamp set. I don’t know why but I missed the opportunity to purchase it while it was bundled with the Petals & More Thinlits for a 10% discount. Now that I have the set I simply love it!

I’m using this stamp set for my upcoming Stamp-A-Stack class. I’m sure my stampers are going to love it too!

       

I was inspired by a card Jenny Moors had designed and below is what I designed.

I wanted to pair it with the lovely Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper and Mint Macaron cardstock. I also used the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to give it a full textured background.

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Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Organza Ribbon

Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon
RETIRED

Notice: I didn’t realize when I used the Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon it has since been retired from the Stampin’ Up! line of products. You can use 1/2″ Lace Trim (141672) instead.

I as mentioned in the beginning, I missed the opportunity to purchase the bundle for Petal Palette at a 10% discount. Don’t you miss out and our current bundles. Check them out by clicking on the link below:

CURRENT BUNDLES (10% DISCOUNT)

It Just Gets Better!

A gift that keeps giving! Do you like receiving $125 worth of products for just $99? How about adding a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads of your choosing? That’s an additional $67.50 for FREE!

Let’s add it up; you pay $99 and get…

$125 of Stampin’ Up products + a Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment valued at $67.50 

That’s a total of $93.50 worth of FREE products!

That’s 10 Classic Stampin’ Pads, here are your choices:

Which will you choose for your collection?

I would love to have you join our Stamping All Night Long team!  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from hobby demonstrators who only purchase to get the discount for themselves to those who want to run a business and those anywhere in between! We have a fun Facebook page where we chat and share ideas.  In addition, as part of the team, you can join us for local or virtual meetings and more!

There is no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  It’s like having your own discount card for when you want to shop. Give it a try?   Let me know if you have questions, I’m happy to answer anything!

Click HERE for more details.

Promotion Dates: July 1 – 31, 2018

Details:

  • Free Assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colours in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those as the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colours: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

Contact me if you have any questions, being a demonstrator is fun!

Weekend Wedding at Ponte Vedra Florida

This past weekend my husband and I got away for a long weekend to attend a wedding in Ponte Vedra Florida. The weather was beautiful for the ceremony by the beach.

The weather could not compare to the beautiful bride (Abigail Cochrane) and her dress.

The wedding card I made was similar to her dress! I just love the Wonderful Moments stamp set, it’s perfect to celebrate the special moments in a woman’s life!

And if the dress wasn’t enough, take a look at the gorgeous huge bridal floral bouquet!

Congratulations to Abigail and Robert Wolfset!

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Scavenger Hunt – 2018 Annual Catalog!

 

By now you should have received your 2018 Annual Catalog and have gone through it a few times. You probably have a big wish list! How well do you know the Annual Catalog? Let’s see…

You have 1 week to play along! Submit your answers by Monday, June 25th. Answers should be submitted to Wanda@WandaCreates.com

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 27th.

  1. The first person with all correct answers wins*
  2. The second person with all correct answers wins*
  3. Everyone who plays will be entered to win a prize….2 random winners will be chosen*

*All prizes are items from the new catalog! I have a few awesome products!

If you do NOT have a catalog, request one right away or log on to MY STORE HERE and download the pdf and play along

Scavenger Hunt 2018

  1. What is the item number for Kindness and Compassion in wood?
  2. Which 6 x 6 designer series paper stack carried over?
  3. How many images in the Itty Bitty Greetings set?
  4. How many new punches were added?
  5. Which set wishes you “sunny days ahead”?
  6. What is the name of our new designer vellum?
  7. Name all the Million Dollar Achiever stamp sets (hint- there should be 9)
  8. Stampin’ Up! Is celebrating what anniversary this year?
  9. Name our 5 new In Colors
  10. Which set features a retro boom box?
  11. Brads are back in what 3 sizes?
  12. What set contains the phrase “for my little squeakheart’?
  13. How many new embossing folders do we have?
  14. We have a new line called DistINKtive stamps- how many are in this catalog?
  15. Which set contains a squirrel, a bird and a bulldog?
  16. Which set would be great for a special teacher?
  17. How much do you save by purchasing a bundled stamp set/framelit?
  18. Florence made an album for her daughter with how many years worth of photos?
  19. How many new speciality designer papers were added this year?
  20. What is the size of our new Simply Shammy?
  21. Thank You Thinlit can be found on what 2 pages?
  22. Which set contains “#sendacard”?
  23. How much is the Big Plans Planner Kit?
  24. What is the size of the Darling Label Punch Box?
  25. What colors are in the Tranquil Textures cardstock pack?
  26. How many pearlized doilies per pack?
  27. How many stamps in Lilypad Lake?
  28. How many Memories and More card packs do we have?
  29. What colors were added to the Neutrals collection?
  30. What is the first thing on your wish list?

Happy Hunting everyone!

Participants cannot be Stampin’ Up demonstrators, thank you.

Petal Promenade, Oh So Real!

The photographs in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is more than just a look—real flowers were used! See how the talented Product Designer and Specialist, Kaitlyn Zumbach, used floral arrangements with technology to design this paper. You’ll be blown away by the entire process!

An abundance of festive flowers to properly celebrate everything that needs celebrating in life. Some sheets include trimmable elements.

* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″
* Acid-free
* Lignin free

Here’s a closer look at the patterns in this set, click on each image for a closer look.

Coordinating Colors List

Petal Promenade is not the only awesome Designer Series Paper in the catalog, there are many more!

Petal Promenade…so many options…so pretty!

June Hostess Code AEFUB47F

Don’t forget to use my June Hostess Code, all online orders $50+ will receive a Free Simply Shammy (147042) during the month of June!

Orders $150+, please do not use Hostess Code to receive your Stampin’ Rewards. You will automatically get the Free Simply Shammy, no need to use Hostess Code.

Get Your Stamparatus!

The awesomely wonderful Stamparatus! SinceI hold various classes a month I currently have 3 of them and just ordered a 4th. My stampers love it when they use it during class. This tool makes it so much easier for precision stamping, multiple stamping, 2, 3, 4, and even 5 step stamping and so much more.

I recently held a class using the Stamparaus where I used 5 stamps to create the finished image with precision stamping. Everyone got right the first time!

Order your Stamparaus (146276) at my Online store or contact me.

Don’t forget to use my June Hostess Code, all online orders $50+ will receive a Free Simply Shammy (147042) during the month of June!

June Hostess Code AEFUB47F

Under the Sea Much to See!

One of my new favorite bundles in the new catalog is the Sea of Textures Bundle.

Wood-mount 148357 Clear – mount 148358

I used this bundle to design a card for one of my classes.

I love the textures you can create with this bundle using stamps and dies. This particular card looks like it’s framed. Here are the dimensions and instructions for this card:

  • Stamp Tranquil Tide card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2) with Crumb Cake ink all along the edges.
  • Stamp Crumb Cake cardstock (4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″) with the same stamp and ink then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink
  • Layer it on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″)
  • Sponge the edges of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 2-3/4″) with Tranquil Tide ink then lightly sponged over the entire piece
  • Stamp the seaweeds with Granny Apple Green ink and the coral with Calypso Coral ink. The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso ink.
  • Stamp the Octopus on Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 2-1/2″) with Tranquil Tide ink and cut out with the matching die. then mount Octopus with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the stamped Whisper White cardstock layer
  • Cut a piece (5-1/4″ x 1/2″) of the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper and layer at the bottom of Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) for the inside of the card.

Product List for Card 

Here are a few more cards and projects using the Sea of Textures Bundle, get yours soon!

Don’t forget to use my June Hostess Code, all online orders $50+ will receive a Free Simply Shammy (147042) during the month of June!

June Hostess Code AEFUB47F