Delightfully Detailed and So Much More!

In the upcoming days, I will be sharing videos, cards and projects from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog all in preparation for its release on June 1st.

Stampin’ Up!’s Delightfully Details Suite is great for all levels of crafters! They have built-in coordination that are perfect for memory keeping, card making, gift tags, or embellishing any kind of project. Take a look at the video below and see how you can combine this suite to create great cards and projects.

If you’re not on my mailing list and would like to receive a catalog contact me I’ll make it happen!

You can download a shopping list HERE to get your order started!

 

More Europe Photos

While my sister Brenda and I were visiting Europe for 10 days we took so many pictures it’s hard to narrow them down to just a few but I promised more photos and here they are.

The following photos were taken by Loryn G Papania who was in our tour group. Loryn is an amazing photographer and was kind enough to share these photos with a few of us and gave me permission to share with you.

Now here are some photos that my sister and I took!

Tour Group Photo

Eiffel Tower at night, I’m pretty proud of this photo!

Another proud photo of the Eiffel Tower at night

Outside the Colosseum

Brenda making a wish at the Trevi Fountain

Me and our Tour Director Pascal Wilson, one of the best!

Yes, there are Pyramids in Rome!

It was amazing stepping into the Colosseum

Colosseum up close and personal

Dinner time with Brenda at Alfredo’s Rome, Italy

While in Rome we had a group dinner with the Tenors and my Tour Buddies!

When in Rome and left alone for a few hours my sister shops!

Views from our Paris Cruise on the Seine River

While visiting Le Louvre Musem in Paris I spotted this portrait that I thought looked a lot like my sister. What do you think?

Rome shopping adventures!

Our flight to Rome from Paris

More from the Seine River Cruise

My sister took a photo of every single meal we ate during this trip, I just wanted to share the delicious desserts in Rome.

Seine River Cruise photo

We actually visited the Eiffel Tower 3 times while in Paris, this was with our tour group

I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of our time in Europe!

Share What You Love, I Do!

It’s no secret I love to create beautiful cards and projects with Stampin’ Up! products and I love to share these cards and projects with everyone. Now here’s your chance to do the same with the new Share What You Love Bundles. They come in small, medium and gotta have it all!


Click HERE to see the complete flyer.

Free Products!

Don’t miss out on the Free Products in these awesome bundles, let’s review the facts:

  • Just Getting Started Bundle – 1 FREE ITEM
  • A Little More Please Bundle – 2 FREE ITEMS
  • Gotta Have It All Bundles – 3 FREE ITEMS
  • Exclusive purchase dates for bundle prices and FREE products are May 1 – 31
  • You can include bundles as part of your $99 Starter Kit (choose $125 in products)
  • Bundles are exclusive in this early release promotion and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018.
  • Individual items from the Share What You Love Suite will be available when the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

You also have the opportunity to purchase the new 2018 In Color Stamp Pads at a 10% discount!

Get some inspiration from some of the samples below…


Here’s my version of a catalog sample…

Order from Online Store or contact me to place your order. Better yet, choose one of the bundles for your Starter Kit!

Europe Days 1 – 4

My sister Brenda and I are in Europe for 10 days and we’re having an amazing time. I shared most of these photos on my private Facebook page and I’m sharing note with you!

2018 Catalog Pre-Order Unboxing

I placed my Pre-Order from the New 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog and I shared the unboxing on Facebook Live. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it here.

I can’t wait to create awesome cards and projects with this products. If you would like a copy of the New 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog, contact me and I’ll add you to my mailing list. Catalogs will be mailed out in May.

New Catalog Coming Soon…

That’s right, the new Annual Catalog will start mailing out in May. Contact me to get on my mailing list and get your Free Copy!

OnStage Update

OnStage is over and I am back home! Before I get into sharing the big news from OnStage I want to let you know what products are retiring from our current Annual and Occasions Catalogs. This is the time to put in your orders before they are gone for good. Some of the Bundles will be retiring, the stamps and framelits might continue in the new catalog but you will not be able to purchase them in a Bundle with the 10% discount.

Retiring Stamps – CLICK HERE

Retiring Bundles – CLICK HERE

Everything Else That’s Retiring – CLICK HERE

Now for the BIG NEWS…

During OnStage Stampin’ Up! announced that they are making significant and beautiful changes in their color collections effective June 1st. I will be sharing additional information on what’s coming soon. In the meantime, a few colors will be retiring from the core color collections along with the 2017-2018 In Colors (with the exception of Flirty Flamingo which will continue as a new core color.)

See the new Color Revamp HERE

In addition to the Color Revamp Stampin’ Up! has changed the design of the Ink Pads. Using research from demonstrators and customers Stampin’ Up! discovered a few things that could improve the design of the Classic Stampin’ Pad case.

They wanted the new case to

  • Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in the “lip” at the front of the case and lift it to open (similar to a cosmetic case.)
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected which was a common problem with the old case style. With use, the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport. They designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into the “dimple” on the top of another case.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways they’ve done that:
    • They’ve redesigned the front label with a cleaner, bolder design and larger color swatch, making it easier to see the ink’s color.
    • They’ve included a new In Color icon.
    • They’re continuing to provide color stickers that you can place on the end of each case to easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • They’re providing a new color sticker you can place on the inside of the pad, so you can easily distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.

IS THE INK DIFFERENT?
Since they were improving the case they decided to make improvements to the ink as well!

They added defoamer to the ink ingredients because they noticed that the old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new pads and with lighter colors). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as they’d like to see it.
The added defoamer will

  • Reduce ink bubbles
  • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
  • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

So this is the big news I wanted to share from OnStage. There will be more to come and I will let you soon.

Las Vegas OnStage Day 1 and 2

We made it to Las Vegas early Thursday morning, hardly any sleep for us all. That didn’t stop us from dropping our bags of at our hotel room in the Rio and venture out for some fun!

My Stampin’Amigas, Cydra, Debra and Patti headed out to the strip. We visited the Venetian and Paris hotels. We found some love at the Venetian, that’s me on the “E”.

Being silly at the Venetian.

After dinner we treated ourselves to some delicious desserts at the Paris hotel.

Day 2 -Friday, we headed to the Mandolin Bay hotel for breakfast.

Mimosas for my friends and coffee for me. We’re still having so much fun and will need to rest for tomorrow’s Stampin’ Up event!

Celebrating Our Anniversary in Savannah

My husband Darren and I try to get away for our anniversary and this year we visited Savannah, GA. I’ve been there a couple of times before but I never get tired of seeing this beautiful city and spring is one of the best times to visit. We stayed at the historical Hamilton Turner Inn right on Lafayette Square and next door to The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

We had our own private entrance and courtyard at the front of the house!

Our room was the Isaiah Davenport room full of charm.

It was a pleasure to hear the church bells ring from The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.  The Stations of the Cross were all hand carved with such detail.


These beautiful stain glass windows were a work of art from the Innsbruck Glassmakers in the Austrian Tyrol.

We visited almost all of the 22 squares and Forsyth Park with its impressive fountain.

We took a tour of The Mercer House, the setting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

We also visited the Andrew Low house where Juliette Low (founder of the Girl Scouts) lived. This house is said to be haunted and happens to be right across from where we were staying. I took a photo of Juliette Low’s room displaying one of the first Girl Scout uniforms.

While strolling around the various squares and streets Darren made a friend who later retreated to her balcony.

We had dinner at the Olde Pink House where we were entertained by marvellous musician Diana Rogers.

 

I hope you enjoyed these few photos of our anniversary trip. Here is the card I made for my husband who loves to play his many guitars. I copied this card from Carol Lovenstein, it was perfect for Darren.

Hello Friend Bunny Card & Tutorial

With Easter just a week away I had my stampers from my Stamp-A-Stack class make this cute Hello Friend Bunny Card. This card can be used for Easter or any other occasion.

My original design was a little different but I decided to dress it up a bit. I still love the original design and this was a great example of how you can have the same design but just adding a few touches changes the look.

The Bunny card was so easy to put together, following are the measurements, step by step tutorial and products used to create it.

Card Measurements and Stamping All Night Long
step by step tutorial

Smokey Slate Cardstock – 2 pieces
1) 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for the card base,  score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half
2) 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the first layer, emboss with Polka Dot folder then adhere to card base with Snail Adhesive
Whisper White Cardstock – 2 pieces
1) 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside and stamp with your preferred greeting. I used “Here’s to a Good Day!” from the stamp set
2) 5-1/2″ x 3″ to punch out the 2 Whisper White Scallops and the Classic Label Punch
– Stamp the Bunny on the smaller scalloped piece using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then color in with Stampin’ Blends. Use Smokey Slate or Crumb Cake for the bunny’s body
– Stamp Hello Friend using Smokey Slate Ink and punch with Classic Label punch and adhere using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Powdered Pink banner piece after it’s been stamped and punched
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
1-1/2″ x 7″
– first, punch a circle at the very edge using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
– cut down the remaining piece to 5″ in length then punch with the Triple Banner Punch. Stamp with Lots of Lavender stamp using Lemon Lime Twist Ink then clean with Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist for the next step
Powdered Pink Cardstock
2″ x 4″ for the banner, punch with the Triple Banner Punch then stamp with Versamark Ink Pad using the Lots of Lavender stamp. Adhere both banner pieces using Snail Adhesive and wrap with Linen Thread twice then tie a knot. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Lemon Lime Twist banner piece and adhere to Polka Dot piece

Adhere the larger Whisper White scalloped piece to the middle of the Powdered Pink Banner, adhere the Lemon Lime circle on top of the Whisper White scallop then add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Bunny scalloped piece and adhere to the Lemon Lime Twist circle.

Finish the card by adding Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the sides of the Bunny, Classic Label piece and on the Lemon Lime Twist Banner piece

Product List


I hope you love this card as much as my stampers and I do!