2014 Occasions Mini Catalog

Faux Washi Tape Technique

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Here's a fun card my customers enjoyed recently...the technique is called Faux Washi Tape!

Here's how you do it -

  • take a piece of typing weight paper and cut little strips out of it with your paper cutter
  • tear the ends on each strip
  • use the typing weight paper as a template and lay it on your cardstock to stamp small images in
  • while keeping the template in place - sponge color over your stamped images
  • waaaa laaaa - super cool!

I loved using this technique to make Faux Washi tape in the colors I wanted for my card.  Super easy!

Now for the sad news....the Happy Watercolor stamp set retires on June1st - yep...it's in the Occasions Mini Catalog so it's the last chance to order this beautiful stamp set!!!

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The stamps I used in my washi tape are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (Wood 130514 - Clear 130517) Here's a close up of the technique:

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Click here to get all the details about ordering a starter kit for only $50:

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Don't MISS IT!!! 3 Cards...1 Set!

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Here's a stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog that's a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH!!!  I had so much fun making these three cards with it.  I love it when you can take one stamp set and create so many different looks with it - THIS SET IS THE BOMB!!!  I'm really super sad to see this retire...it's only available until June 1st!!!  Sniff Sniff

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Collage cards are fun to make...anything goes! I used Crumb Cake & Marina Mist cardstock and ink on this one.

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Here's a fun card that I found on the internet (Jan Tinklenberg) and loved the color combination.  I stamped the flowers and then stamped again without reinking to get the ligher flowers.  Pool Party & Real Red ink and cardstock were used here.

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And then we have this hilarious little jewel...Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay & Pumpkin pie make this super fun!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOEBOX SWAP:

Saturday, June 14th - 9am - ? - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha - $10 (details above)

JULY CARD BUFFET:

Saturday, July 12th - 9am - 1pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha $18

 

FREE STAMPING CLASSES  - these classes are free with a minimum $15 order:

Monday, June 9th - 6:30pm - The Elms Clubhouse, Fond Du Lac

Thursday, June 10th - 6:30pm - Church of Our Saviour, Fond Du Lac

Monday, June 16th - 6:30 - Trinity, Menasha

Tuesday, June 17th - 6:30 - First English Church, Oshkosh

Thursday, June 19th - 6:30 - Trinity, Menasha

 

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY:

Tuesday, June 3rd - 6:30pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha - Free with a $40 order or $5 with a $15 order

EMAIL ME to let me know you can come!

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THINGS ARE GOING FAST!!!!

Here are updated retirement lists...if there is an X in the right column that means they are out of stock:
 
Stamp Set List (While supplies last)
 
Accessories List (While supplies last)
 

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OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG - Ends June 1st 

You can view the NEW Occasions catalog by clicking on the photo (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

 

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BIG IDEA BOOK & CATALOG 

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NEW CATALOGS ARE HERE!!!  

Come and get one on my front porch!!!

 

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Lil' Owl & Brownies!!!

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How cute is this???  I love the owl punch and combined with the new Hardwood Background stamp - it's a win win!  This card features a fun set called Just Sayin' - the little thought bubbles. They also have matching framelits - YIPEE!!!!

 

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This is one of the fabulous cards you'll get to make at my April stamping events.  Here's a list of all the times and dates:

 

CARD BUFFET:

Saturday, April 5th - 9am - 1pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha - $18 - Choose 8 cards, 16 available

 

FREE STAMPING CLASSES  - these classes are free with a minimum $15 order:

Monday, April 7th - 6:30pm - Church of Our Savior, Fond Du Lac

Tuesday, April 8th - 6:30pm - The Elms Community Clubhouse, Fond Du Lac

Tuesday, April 15th - 6:30pm - First English Lutheran Church, Oshkosh

Monday, April 21st - 6:30pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha

Thursday, April 24th - 6:30pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha

 

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY:

Tuesday, March 29th - 6:30pm - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha - Free with a $40 order or $5 with a $15 order

The inside of my card uses the Memorable Moments stamp set - this little jewel allows you to personalize your card!!!

 

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And now for a delicious treat....these brownies are the BOMB!!!  Thanks Sandy Behnke for bringing them in March and sharing the recipe!

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You make a pan of brownies - follow directions for cake like brownies.
Frosting is 1 - 8oz. cream cheese softened - mix with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and add a couple drops of green food coloring.
Spread on cooled brownies.
Take 18 Andes mints and chop - sprinkle on top of frosting.
Take 10 Andes mints and melt in microwave-drizzle over the top.

Enjoy!!!

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

New CIRCLE MONOGRAM STAMP - LOVE IT!!!

WEEKLY DEALS - Check them out!

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

New HIP HIP HORRAY card kit

New PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETS

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

 

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OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG 

You can view the NEW Occasions catalog by clicking on the photo (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

 

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Card in a BOX!!!!

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These cards are soooo fun!!!  And after you get by the OMG factor...look below and see how they fold right up and fit in a regular sized envelope!!!

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Here are two templates showing the cutting and scoring directions....

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You can see how the tabs on the inserts fit in by the photo below.  I used sticky strip to attach mine.

 

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Your card folds just perfectly...and fits in a standard A-2 envelope (just in case you're not familar with that term - they are the size we use to put our cards in).

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Below are a few of the new products I used for this card.  I also used Crisp Cantelope, Basic Black & Pool Party ink.

 

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You can view the NEW Occasions catalog by clicking on the photo (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

 

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SUPPLY LIST   PRODUCT LIST   SPANISH VERSION   HOLIDAY CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST

 Click here to see the Sale-a-Bration brochure - you can get a FREE item for every $50 you order through March 31st!

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MARCH CARD BUFFET:

We have a fabulous card buffet lined up for March:

WHEN:  Saturday, March 15th 

TIME:  9:00am - 1:00pm

COST:  $18

LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran, 300 Broad St, Menasha

Please email me and let me know if you plan on coming...we need to cut and pack everything.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

 

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

New CIRCLE MONOGRAM STAMP - LOVE IT!!!

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

New HIP HIP HORRAY card kit

New PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETS

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the BEST OF 25 YEARS here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

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A little love....

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I just had to share this pretty Valentine's card with you.  I found the layout online and used the new HAPPY WATERCOLOR stamp set in the NEW Occasions Mini catalog.  I combined this with the Hearts Framelit Collection and Red Glimmer Paper, and the Label Card Thinlit "i heart u" die to make a blingy creation.

My challenge was to make a Valentine card without using a Valentine stamp set - and I think I did ok?

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I stamped my flowers in Black StazOn and colored them with an Aqua Painter and markers colored on a piece of tile...so I could pick up my color with the Aqua Painter.  You can do some really artistic painting this way!  I sponged over the Adorning Accents heart embossed images on the base of my card with a little Soft Suede ink to make it pop.  I thought the 5/8" Crochet Trim was the perfect accent for this card.  You can see most of the supplies below and you can click on the name of the product to see it in my online store.

The inside greeting is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set - this set is a MUST HAVE for your greeting collection.  I think I've used it almost every month for my stamp classes.  It contains 12 all around greetings that work for just about any occasion.

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You can click on any of the product photos to go to my online store to see more details:

Happy Watercolor:  Set of 8 – 133188 Wood $29.95  133191 Clear $21.95:

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Delightful Dozen

Set of 12 – 128547 Wood $32.95  122652 Clear $24.95    

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Label Card Thinlit 133479 - $32.95  Our amazing Thinlits Card Dies create your card that flips in just one step:

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You can click on any of these products to see photos and details in my online store

Other supplies used:

Hearts Collection Framelits

Adorning Accents

Small Heart Punch

5/8” Crochet Trim

Red Glimmer Paper

Aqua Painter

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This weeks DEALS!!!  Click on the photo below to see the details.

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You can view the NEW Occasions catalog by clicking on the photo (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

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SUPPLY LIST

PRODUCT LIST

SPANISH VERSION

HOLIDAY CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST

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FEBRUARY CARD BUFFET:

We have a fabulous card buffet lined up for February:

WHEN:  Saturday, February 8th

TIME:  9:00am - 1:00pm

COST:  $18

LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran, 300 Broad St, Menasha

Please email me and let me know if you plan on coming...we need to cut and pack everything.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

New PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETS

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

Check out the VALENTINE PRODUCTS here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the BEST OF 25 YEARS here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

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Spiral Flower Die Video

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Aren't these stinkin' cute????  I am in love with this new die!  The Spiral Flower Originals Die makes creating 3-D flowers easier than ever!!!  This die is a HUGE winner at only $17.95!!!  The item number is 129379.

 

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Take a couple minutes to watch the video and see how easy they are!!!

 

You can click on the picture here to go right to my SU online store:

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Click on this picture to see a bigger view of each item:

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You can view the NEW catalog by clicking on the photo of it here (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

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SUPPLY LIST

PRODUCT LIST

SPANISH VERSION

HOLIDAY CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST

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FEBRUARY CARD BUFFET:

We have a fabulous card buffet lined up for February:

WHEN:  Saturday, February 8th

TIME:  9:00am - 1:00pm

COST:  $18

LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran, 300 Broad St, Menasha

Please email me and let me know if you plan on coming...we need to cut and pack everything.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

Check out the new SINGLE STAMPS here

Go see the Word THINLIT DIES here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the BEST OF 25 YEARS here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

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Sneak Peek!

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After the brutal weather we've had here in Wisconsin - I'm ready for spring!  I know...it's silly to think that way in January - but we deserve it after -40 temps!!!  This card just makes me happy - lots of SPRING thoughts spew from it!!!  You can make this card in January!!! Just come to one of my FREE stamping classes!  I have classes in Fond Du Lac on 1/13 & 14, Menasha on 1/20 & 23 and Oshkosh on 1/21.  Just call or email to let me know you're coming.  Classes start at 6:30pm.  If you can't make one of those dates - call or email me to book your own stamping class for you and your friends!  That's right - I'll come to you!  AND you'll get all the hostess benefits!!!

There's a couple sneak peeks in this baby!  First the Designer Series Paper - called Sweet Sorbet!  I just love the color scheme!  And second is the Decorative Dots embossing folder...which matches the Designer Paper! These products will be avaialable to you as a FREE item during Sale-a-Bration!!!  This huge promotion starts on January 28th and I can't hardly contain my excitement!!!  During Sale-a-Bration with every $50 you order you get to choose something for FREE!!!  My calendar is starting to fill up - call today to get the perfect date!

The cute little Cantelope Crisp flower in the middle is from the NEW Petite Petals stamp set that also has a matching punch.

TIP:  I used a brand new pencil eraser to stamp the black dot in the center of my cute little flower! 

Another fabulous NEW product is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch - OH MY!  Just cut your cardstock at 2" and you can make your tag any length you need!!!

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Stamps:  Petite Petals; Itty Bitty Banners; Flower Shop; New Pencil Eraser

Ink:  Cantelope Crisp; Basic Black; Pool Party

Cardstock:  Cantelope Crisp (base); Basic Black 4 x 5-1/4; Pool Party 3-7/8 x 5-1/8; Sweet Sorbet DSP 2 x 4-1/4; Whisper White 2 x 4-1/4 Scraps - Cantelope Crisp, Basic Black, Pool Party

Accessories:  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch; Dotted Scallop Border Ribbon Punch; Bitty Banner Framelits; Pansy Punch; Rhinestones; Cantelope Crisp Ruffled Ribbon; Dimensionals

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Punch & Stamp Set Bundle - Clear - $21.25

Punch & Stamp Set Bundle - Wood - $24.50

Stamp Set - Clear - $11.95

Stamp Set - Wood - $15.95

Petite Petals Punch - $12.95

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You can view the NEW catalog by clicking on the photo of it here (below are links to various HELPERS for this catalog):

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SUPPLY LIST

PRODUCT LIST

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FEBRUARY CARD BUFFET:

We have a fabulous card buffet lined up for February:

WHEN:  Saturday, February 8th

TIME:  9:00am - 1:00pm

COST:  $18

LOCATION:  Trinity Lutheran, 300 Broad St, Menasha

Please email me and let me know if you plan on coming...we need to cut and pack everything.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

Check out the new SINGLE STAMPS here

Go see the Word THINLIT DIES here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the BEST OF 25 YEARS here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

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New Occasions Catalog & Card Buffet!

Happy 2014!  Sorry I've been absent for awhile....I'm battling computer problems and they just keep getting worse.  I fried my hard drive for the 2nd time in 2-1/2 years...urghhhh!

I'm using Hailey's laptop to fill in until mine is fixed.  I'm trying to update today and I just downloaded a program on this laptop that will allow me to get customized screen shots (something that was standard on my MAC).  This was program that I use to use when I had my old Windows based laptop.  Well...apparently I also downloaded a virus to go with it!  It keeps shutting my internet explorer off and has tons of pop-ups.  I'm back on a system that I haven't used in a long time (challenging), typing on a keyboard that I have to backspace every other word because I'm not use to it (frustrating) and to top it off my internet keeps shutting down because of the virus (just shoot me now!).

I just learned Friday that Best Buy cannot retrieve any data from my fried hard drive...and the warranty does not allow them to give me my broken hard drive back so I can send it to a facility in Madison (instead of their recommended location that starts at about $1000) to try and retrieve the data (ie my photos for the last 3 years).  So I have another fight on my hands...hmmm.

I always look on the bright side and 2014 hasn't started out so good for me....BUT it could always be worse.  This is a minor hiccup in the sceme of life and I know so many people dealing with HUGE issues.  So I will count my lucky stars, smile and move on.

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to all of my blog followers, customers/friends, class attendees, on line order-ers and family for bringing me the giggles and support to continue to smile when crap like this happens!  You are a GODSEND in my life!

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NEW OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG!!!

And now for some stamping excitement!!!  A NEW catalog filled with fabulous fun and exciting products!  I've been busy creating new projects to share with you all!!!

Here's one - a fabulous gift card holder...the inside moves when you open the card!  Thanks Sarah Simon for sharing this with me!

I used the new ANOTHER GREAT YEAR birthday stamp set with some cool DSP called SWEET SORBET coming to you during Sale-a-Bration (which by the way...starts on January 28th!!!)

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When you open the card - the gift card layer moves up!!!

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You can view the catalog by clicking on the photo of it here (below the catalog are links to various HELPERSS for this catalog):

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SUPPLY LIST

PRODUCT LIST

SPANISH VERSION

HOLIDAY CATALOG CARRYOVER LIST

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JANUARY CARD BUFFET:

We have a fabulous card buffet lined up for next Saturday:

WHEN:  Saturday, January 11th

TIME:  9:00am - 1:00pm

COST:  $18

Please email me and let me know if you plan on coming...we need to cut and pack everything.  HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

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CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

Gotta get ya one:  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

Go see the EVERYDAY OCCASSIONS KIT - 20 cards included

Check out the new Labels & Circle THINLIT DIES here

Check out the new SINGLE STAMPS here

Go see the Word THINLIT DIES here

See all the BUNDLE DEALS in one place here

View the BEST OF 25 YEARS here

View the fabulous MY DIGITAL STUDIO software & downloads here

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