Totally Techniques Blog Hop - BRUSHO!

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Welcome to the TOTALLY TECHNIQUES FEBRUARY BLOG HOP! This month we are concentrating on BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS! That's right! You'll be able to hop along when you click on the NEXT button down below to visit 11 different blogs featuring projects using BRUSHO from 11 different countries. WOW! You may have just arrived here from Zoë Tant's blog or maybe you're starting with me - however you got here, please make sure you scroll down and click on the NEXT button to continue on the hop.

I chose the MYTHS & MAGIC SUITE to use with BRUSHO. One of the samples I made when I was playing about with BRUSHO reminded me of a big flame. And what better way to use a big flame than with the dragon from the MAGICAL DAY stamp set. This set came be purchased with the matching framelits - MAGICAL MATES FRAMELITS DIES. And believe me - when I looked at the intricate images in the stamp set I thought to myself "how on earth am I going to cut those out?" Then I examined the Framelits and you could hear a big WHEW coming from my studio! LOL!

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Here's a photo of both of my BRUSHO cards. I am over the moon happy with the results! I manipulated the flame a little bit - you'll be able to see how in my video below.

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Watch the magic happen - I really do LOVE these CRYSTAL COLOURS! 

Click HERE if the video doesn't play to watch it on my blog. 

 

Here's a close up of my mermaid card. The blue BRUSHO reminded me of a swirling sea. And then when I saw those little seahorses I just couldn't resist! I used the die from SWIRLY SCRIBBLES THINLITS to die cut come fun waves out of Pacific Point cardstock.

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Dimension:

  • Lemon Lime Twist 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Watercolor Paper 3-7/8 x 5-1/8"

Here's a close up of my swirling sea - the picture just doesn't do it justice - it's so MAGICAL!

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And here's my dragon card - this one made me giggle with happiness at the way the BRUSHO looked so much like swirling flames! What do you think?

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I can't wait to give this card to one of the boys in my life - they are going to be amazing at my creative talent - LOL! Well - they probably won't but their moms will!!!

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The little soldier was the perfect little embellishment that I needed to finish off this card. And I love that I didn't have to cut him out - WHEW!

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Thanks so much! Please click on the NEXT button to see what Marine Wiplier of France has created with the BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS:

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Kelly Acheson - USA <-----You are HERE

 

Tune into Facebook every Sunday night at 6:00 PM (Central Standard Time) to have some inky fun with a Facebook Live stamping class! I share lots of tips and award prizes! Won't you join me?

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Click on any of the products below (that I used to make the cards for this video) to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:   

Product List 

Magical Day Clear-Mount Bundle
$45.75
Magical Day Wood-Mount Bundle
$53.00
Brusho Crystal Colour
$30.00
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
Watercolor Paper
$5.00
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
$27.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
$40.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$5.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Versamark Pad
$8.50
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Facebook Live Replay 2.18.18

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Just in case you missed it - I featured 7 different cards using the Waterfront stamp set and an apple pie card in my Facebook Live last Sunday! You'll find all the details on how to make these cards here:

  

 

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Here's a tropical version - perfect for your summer birthdays:

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Dimensions:

  • Berry Burst 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Crumb Cake 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Whisper White & Berry Burst scraps

And a serene card that can be used for your friends that might be going through something tough:

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Dimensions: 

  • Basic Black 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" & scraps
  • Basic Gray 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Watercolor Paper  3-3/4" x 5"
  • Springtime Foil DSP 1" x 3-3/4"

 

And then a couple cards that are perfect for Thank You's:

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Dimensions: 

  • Marina Mist or Old Olive card base - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Shimmery White 3-3/4" x 5" 
     

Who wouldn't want a retirement card like this???

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Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
  • Calypso Coral 3-1/2" x 4-3/4"
  • Wood Textures DSP 3-3/8" x 4-5/8"
  • Early Espresso & Whisper White scraps

 

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Than this card is just calming - I heard for the majority that it was their favorite!

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Dimensions:

  • Island Indigo 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" & 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"

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OMGOSH right? That's a lot of cards with the WATERFRONT stamp set - it was soooo fun to create with! You have to get yourself one! I'll post details for the apple pie card in the next couple days!

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out these cards! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Click on any of the products below (that I used to make the cards for this video) to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:   

 

 

Product List

Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Bundle
$37.75
Layering Squares Framelits Dies
$35.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
$0.00
Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
$20.00
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle
$54.00
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
$10.00
Linen Thread
$4.50
Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear Stamp Set
$27.00
Classic Label Punch
$18.00
Silver 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Whisper White Uninked Craft Stampin’ Pad & Refill
$9.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Better Together Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$37.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Watercolor Paper
$5.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Wait...WHAT? Tip Video & Joke of the Week

Embossing

 

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I have a video showing you how to emboss with your framelits - WAIT....WHAT??? YEP...that's right! Check it out here:

 

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.
 

Here's a close up of the embossed edge:

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BRAND NEW:

Here's the BLOSSOMING BASKET & BASKET WEAVE EMBOSSING FOLDER - free with your $100 order.

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What is Sale-a-Bration?

  • It's only the most wonderful time of the year! From Jan 3 - Mar 31 for every $50 you order - you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure - WHOO HOO RIGHT?
  • AND if you host a party - you get an additional $25 added to your Stampin' Rewards when your total is over $250!
  • AND if you buy our Discount Shopper Kit/Starter Kit for $99 you can get up to $226 + free shipping and a 20% discount on all your future orders - OMGosh right?
  • Contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator for more details on the kit - if you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - please feel free to contact me and I'll give you all the details.
  • There are two levels for this promotion - on pages 17-19 are two products that you can get FREE with a $100 order - these are Level 2 products.
  • You'll find the Sale-a-Bration brochures HERE and HERE.
  • Anything you can order from Stampin' Up! qualifies for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (with a minimum $50 order of course) - you'll find all current catalogs in the right side column on my blog.
  • If you don't have a hard copy of our new catalogs - feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to provide them!

 

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Joke

 

Have a Seat

A man was looking for a place to sit in a crowded university library.
He asked a girl: "Do you mind if I sit beside you?"
The girl replied, in a loud voice. "NO, I DON'T WANT TO SPEND THE NIGHT WITH YOU!"
All the people in the library started staring at the man, who was deeply embarrassed and moved to another table.
After a couple of minutes, the girl walked quietly to the man's table and said with a laugh: "I study psychology, and I know what a man is
thinking; I bet you felt embarrassed, right?"
The man responded in a loud voice: "$500 FOR ONE NIGHT? ..... I`M NOT PAYING YOU THAT MUCH!"
All the people in the library looked at the girl in shock.
The man whispered to her: "I study law, and I know how to manipulate people too."
 
 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Click on any of the products below (that I used to make the card for this video) to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:   

Product List

Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount Bundle
$0.00
Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle
$0.00
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Blends Markers Collection
$121.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
 

 

 

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Do you want to start your own blog? Click HERE

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Control Freaks Blog Hop - Birthdays!

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Welcome to the Control Freaks  blog hop featuring BIRTHDAY projects. That's the theme this month. I'm super excited to show you a couple of the cards I made for my Facebook Live event on Sunday night with the fabulous WATERFRONT stamp set!

You might be arriving from the talented Connie Babbert or you might be starting right here with my blog...either way...make sure you go to the bottom and look for the NEXT graphic (it looks just like the one above only it says "click here to proceed") and continue on the hop with us! There are 8 blogs in this hop with fabulous creations to share with you.

I went for a masculine theme and here's what I came up with:

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I stamped my mountains in Basic Gray with the lighter one being a second generation stamp - meaning I didn't re-ink the stamp after I stamped the first mountain. You can see that I did a little masking to stamp the trees behind the mountains on the left. My lake is stamped with Marina Mist and the trees are just stamped all over with Old Olive and Tranquil Tide. I added some clouds with Marina Mist and the sun in Daffodil Delight. This card came together so quickly - the stamp set is so much fun! The Birthday Thinlits were the perfect embellishment to make a GREAT statement for this man card.

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Dimensions:

  • Marina Mist 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4" & scrap
  • Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5" & 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)

And here's another man card with the same stamp set!

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Tranquil tide ink makes this card look very masculine and rich. My mountains are stamped in Soft Suede on Watercolor Paper and then blended a little bit with an Aqua Painter. I did the same with the grassy meadow and Tranquil Tide ink. It's hard to see but I used the new BASKET WEAVE embossing folder on the Basic Black layer to give it a little texture.

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Dimensions:

  • Tranquil Tide 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4"  scrap
  • Watercolor Paper 3-3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4" (inside) & scrap

 Heres the stamp set I used - the WATERFRONT set has 16 different magnificent images:

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Ingredient List:

  • Stamps: Waterfront
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Cardstock: Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Watercolor Paper
  •  Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding, Birthday Thinlit, Black Baker's Twine, Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder, Aqua Painters

 

Thanks so much for checking out my projects! Click on the graphic below to see what the talented Melissa Stout has created for you:

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Project Sheet Monday

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Stampin’ Up Supplies: 

  • STAMPS – Fruit Basket (145833)
  • PAPER – Real Red (102482), Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Tutti-frutti 6”x6” Designer Series Paper (145606), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Sahara Sand (126976), Chocolate Chip (126979), Lemon Lime Twist (144086)
  • OTHER – Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack (145657), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Big Shot (143263), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Snail (104332), Non- Stampin UP:  Post-it Note

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Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red cardstock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock:  4 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper – Apple/Pear design: 4 ⅝"x 3 ⅜”
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock:  ½” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock: 3” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap

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  • Score card base at 4 ¼” and fold in half.
  • Attach Designer Series Paper to Lemon Lime Twist with Snail. 
  • Attach Designer Series Paper panel to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp solid bowl image in center of 3”x 3” Whisper White in Sahara Sand.
  • Stamp bowl detailed lines over solid in Early Espresso.
  • Stamp bow detailed lines again on a Post-it note at the stick end.
  • Trim top of Post-it Note with Paper Snips to shape of bowl top with Paper Snips.
  • Place Post-It Note over Whisper White bowl stamp exactly.
  • Stamp solid pear 2 times over edge of bowl in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp solid pear 3 times on scrap Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Stamp pear stem on all 5 pears in Chocolate Chip.
  • Punch out 3 pears on scrap with Pear Punch from Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack.
  • Cut out bowl image with 2nd largest Stitched Circle.
  • Attach 3 punched out pears with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to bowl image.
  • Stamp greeting in Chocolate Chip ink on Lemon Lime Twist strip.
  • Use Paper Snips to notch left end of greeting strip.
  • Attach greeting to card base with Snail.
  • Attach bowl image to card base with Dimensionals.

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NEW 2ND RELEASE SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE: 

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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And Pinterest here:

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Click on any of the products below (that I used to make the card for this video) to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:    

Product List

Fruit Basket Photopolymer Bundle
$35.00
Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack
$23.00
Tutti-Frutti 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$10.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$10.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00

 

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COFFEE CAFE ONLINE CLASS!

www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Join my ONLINE CLUB - see details HERE!

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Do you want to start your own blog? Click HERE

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Feature Friday - Fun Fold Video

I have another fun fold for you today for my FEATURE FRIDAY!!! I was shocked when I was making up the product list and it only has paper, ink and one stamp set - THAT'S AWESOME right??? That just goes to show how fun this PICTURE PERFECT PARTY DSP is! 

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I always have to buy the FUNNY stamp sets - like it's a NO BRAINER for me - I HAD TO HAVE IT! I think people need to laugh more and this is just one way I can add a little chuckle to their day. The BIRTHDAY WIT stamp set adds that little giggle for me.

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I have all the tips and details in my video here:

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

NOTICE: Sometimes I forget to put the statement above in my blog post. This statement is for my blog subscribers (they receive my posts in their email inbox) that lose the links to videos and blog hops in the transition when my posts are emailed to you. If I ever forget to add the statement with the link above - all you have to do is click on the title of the blog post that you received via email and it will take you right to my blog where the links will work for videos and blog hops. And sometimes (not too often) the link just doesn't work....and in that case PLEASE tell me!!! I always welcome your questions & comments! THANKS!!!!

 

Here's a close up of the closed card:


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And here it is in all it's glory - open:


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I added this panel on the back so I have lots of room to write a message and sign my name:


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I can add a gift card with MINI GLUE DOTS right over the HB greeting if I want to...but I don't have to! Wink Wink!


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Here's another one using different patterns from the PICTURE PERFECT PARTY DSP:


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Dimensions:

  • Base 5-1/2" x 11" scored at 4-1/4", 7" & 9-3/4"
  • DSP Layers - Layer 1: 2 @ 1" x 5-1/4", Layer 2: 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" & Layer 3: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Back Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" and 2 strips of DSP at 1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • Front Panel: Whisper White 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" (each other panel is 1/8" smaller)

Here is the card Sarah made using the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Perennial Birthday stamp set:


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Isn't it pretty?


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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Click on any of the products below (that I used to make the card for this video) to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:    

Product List

Birthday Wit Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$10.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS ADDED TODAY

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Stampin' Up! has just released some new products for Sale-a-Bration!!!  We have 2 new stamp sets, some gorgeous designer series paper and an embossing folder - OH MY GOSH!!! Make sure you check out the video - scroll down to the Basket Bundle and you'll find it.

 Click HERE to view the brochure in full size so you can see the details.

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What is Sale-a-Bration?

  • It's only the most wonderful time of the year! From Jan 3 - Mar 31 for every $50 you order - you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure - WHOO HOO RIGHT?
  • AND if you host a party - you get an additional $25 added to your Stampin' Rewards when your total is over $250!
  • AND if you buy our Discount Shopper Kit/Starter Kit for $99 you can get up to $226 + free shipping and a 20% discount on all your future orders - OMGosh right?
  • Contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator for more details on the kit - if you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - please feel free to contact me and I'll give you all the details.
  • There are two levels for this promotion - on pages 17-19 are two products that you can get FREE with a $100 order - these are Level 2 products.
  • You'll find the first release Sale-a-Bration brochure in the column on the right.
  • Anything you can order from Stampin' Up! qualifies for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (with a minimum $50 order of course) - you'll find all current catalogs in the right side column on my blog.
  • If you don't have a hard copy of our new catalogs - feel free to contact me and I'd be happy to provide them!


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Here's a video to show you some great tips on the BLOOMING BASKET BUNDLE:

 

 


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www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Sweet Soiree

Stampers Dozen Top

The STAMPERS DOZEN BLOG HOP is bringing you projects made with the SWEET SOIREE BUNDLE featured on page 10-13! There are 10 different products in this suite:

  • Cake Soiree stamp set 
  • Sweet Cake Framelits Dies
  • Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks
  • Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • Silver Baker's Twine
  • Embossing Paste - Silver or Shimmery White
  • Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit
  • Sweet Soiree Speciality Designer Series Paper
  • Sweet Soiree Cardstock Pack
  • Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie
  • Silver Mini Gable Boxes
  • Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

OH MY!!! That's a big suite right? With tons to choose from - LOVE!

I chose to make an easel card that really displays this GOR-JEE-OUS cake on a platter and a sweet treat to go along with it.

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I have a video to show you how easy an easel card is with lots of great tips for you here:

If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

Easel cards are so easy to make if you have the dimensions - I like to cut all my layers first and then start designing!

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Here's a close up of my cake easel panel. There's so many pretty combinations I could have used for this. I love the sprigs of greenery coming off the cake. I used Stampin' Blends to color the flowers in. And even though the cake pedestal looks colored - Silver Foil Sheets were used for it and also the bow on the top of the cake and the platter. That foil paper is so difficult to photograph. 

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The inside of my card is decorated with a 1/2" strip of the DSP and a little flower die cut - make those insides pretty too!

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Dimensions:

  • DSP (stripes) 4" x 2-1/4" & (floral) 4" x 3" & (stripes) 1/2" x 5-1/4"
  • Berry Burst 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" scored at 1/2" & 2-1/2" & 3-3/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Whisper White 2-5/8" x 3-5/8" & 4" x 5-1/4"

I used the same flower die cut for my treat bag tag only I used Silver Foil Sheets instead of Berry Burst. Don't these look delicious? The 6" x 8" cello bags are perfect for treats like this!

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 The Sweet Soiree bundle has so many possibilities! I've barely even touched the tip of what you can do with it. 

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Thanks so much for checking out my projects!

Please make sure you click on the NEXT BLOG button below to continue on the hop and see what the ALWAYS SPUNKY Patty Chenail has created to share with you: 

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Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out the hop! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

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Click on any of the products below to go right to my Stampin' Up! store to order:   

Product List

Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Berry Burst 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$4.00
1" Circle Punch
$13.00
1-3/8" (3.5 Cm) Scallop Circle Punch
$16.00
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Light Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Big Shot
$110.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
6" X 8" Cellophane Bags
$5.00

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Wait...WHAT? & Joke of the Week

Valentine

Wait...WHAT?

 

Today I have a great organizational tip that involves an inexpensive find at my Dollar General store: 

 If the video doesn't play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.

 

Joke

This made me giggle...

Bill lives in the (People's Republic of) Boulder Colorado:

It's been snowing all night. So the morning goes like this;

8:00 I made a snowman.

8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow
woman.

8:15 So, I made a snow woman.

8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman's
voluptuous chest.

8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been
two snowmen instead.

8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as
veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white.

8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman to wear a
head-scarf.

8:40 Someone calls the cops who show up to see what's going on.

8:42 I am told that the broomstick of the snowman needs to be
removed because it could be used as a deadly weapon.

Things get worse after I mutter : "Yeah, if it's up your
a***"

8:45 Local TV news crew shows up. I am asked if I know the
difference between snowmen and snow-women?

I reply, "Snowballs" and am called a sexist.

8:52 My phone is seized and thoroughly checked while I am being
blindfolded and flown to the police station in a helicopter.

9:00 I'm on the news as a suspected terrorist bent on stirring up
trouble during this difficult weather.

9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices.

9:29 A little known jihadist group has claimed it was their plot.

Moral: There is no moral to this story. It's just the America we live
in today!

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day.  And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

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www.AStampAbove.com

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Facebook Live Projects 2.11.18

FB Live Blog

Just in case you missed it - my Facebook Live stamping event was a super fun experience! I went live Sunday night and stamped for about an hour. Thank you if you were part of the fun!!! Everyone's comments and encouragement were just what I needed to calm my nerves after a rocky start. I will be announcing the winners of all three drawings on Sunday night at 6:00 pm Central Time when I go live again! Everyone that participated had 3 opportunities to be entered to win prizes - 1) commenting, 2) sharing the video and 3) placing an order. Please join me this coming Sunday - I promised I will use the Waterfront stamp set - you don't want to miss it. 

I used the PAINTED WITH LOVE SPECIALITY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER on all my project - I really wanted to show that even though it's featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog as a Valentine paper - it works beautifully for cards other than Valentines. Here are the first projects I made - a gorgeous birthday card and a PARTY IN A BOX to match using our Pizza Boxes. The stamp set and leaf die is from PETAL PALETTE and the "celebrate" is part of the CELEBRATE YOU THINLITS - FREE during Sale-a-Bration.

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Here's the second project - a DOUBLE DUTCH FOLD sympathy card - don't you love that peachy colored paper? I used the HEARTFELT BLOOMS - a FREE stamp set during Sale-a-Bration:

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And last but certainly not least - I stamped right on the PAINTED WITH LOVE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER and cut out the flower and butterfly to make these gorgeous cards! This stamp set is BEAUTIFUL  DAY - love these bold images!

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You'll find all the products I used for these projects down below in the PRODUCT LIST. Just in case you missed it - you'll find all the details and measurements in my Facebook Live video: 

 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out this card! And as always - your orders are greatly appreciated!

You can follow me on Facebook here (click on the LIKE button):

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Product List

Petal Palette Clear-Mount Bundle
$62.00
Celebrate You Thinlit Dies
$0.00
Mini Pizza Boxes
$6.00
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Gold Foil Sheets
$4.00
Medium Whisper White Envelopes
$6.50
Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon
$7.00
Delicate White Doilies
$3.00
Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
$35.00
Gold Metallic Thread
$3.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Beautiful Day Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$21.00
Stylized Birthday Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$10.00
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
$16.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Calypso Coral Light Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
$4.00
Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00

 

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Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend....I'm so excited to introduce my first online class in a long time!!! What is this? It's a complete class that features the Coffee Cafe Bundle shown on page 30-31 in the big catalog. It's just in time for fall and warm drinks...you're going to love it! There are 8 exclusive card designs - each one featuring it's own step-by-step video tutorial.

Click HERE to see all the details - it's available with 3 options!

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NEW FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Use this hostess code below to place your online order if it's under $150 and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! If you're order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards and I'll still enter you in the drawing! June Franco of Gardena, California is the January winner! Congratulations June!!!  Just copy/paste this code: CQA24JUZ

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Do you want to start your own blog? Click HERE

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