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June Catalog Kickoff Card Buffet!

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JUNE CATALOG KICKOFF

CARD BUFFET

 

We are changing things up a little bit this month with the release of the NEW CATALOG!!!  You will have the option to pay $18 for the buffet or $10 with your $20 order!!! Come make 8 cards of your choice for only $10 and place an order for some of the FANTASTIC NEW PRODUCTS you'll get to try out when you make your cards!!!

DATE:  Saturday, June 13th   9am - 1pm

COST:  $10 for 8 cards with an order or $18 (you choose from 16 different designs)

If you can make it - just pop me an email to let me know.  

 

Sign up early!!!

Here's one of the fun cards you'll get to choose from!  This is a BRAND NEW STAMP SET called Sprinkles of Life!!!  It's on the last page of the NEW Catalog.  This is a special set that Stampin' Up! has made to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  For each set sold - Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).  Ronald McDonald House Charities keeps families together and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home.  Help Stampin' Up! support more families through RMHC and the Ronald McDonald House program by adding this set to your library!

There's a matching punch too!  The Tree Builder Punch on page 167 - I LOVE this combination!!!  The Designer Series Paper used on this card is from the new Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack and uses the new Watermelon Wonder In Color card stock for the frosting.

Both the stamp set and punch will be available when the new catalog goes live on June 2nd!

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Weekly Deals!

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Hawaiian Grand Vacation Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the Hawaiian Grand Vacation Blog Hop!  You might have just "hopped" onto my blog from Alison Solven's blog - she does beautiful work!
 
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The theme for this blog hop is to use one of our Pillow Gifts from the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation I enjoyed last week in Honolulu, Hawaii....
  
I was inspired by the beautiful necklace we received on our final night - shown below.  This unique piece of beautifulness was hand crafted by Laine Benthall - it's soooo delicate and GORGEOUS!!!
 
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So here's what I came up with!  This card incorporates the Hello Life stamp set and Bouquet Bigz Die (both shown below).  
 
"Do More Of What Makes You Happy" is a theme that more people should take to heart - I live by this most of the time!  When all is said and done - I will be remembering the friends I have made, the memories of traveling all over the world and the fun we had here and there - not the house I live in or the car I drive.  I'm making memories that will last a lifetime!  I hope that you will take the time to DO MORE OF WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!
 
My inspiration for this card - the beautiful necklace - incorporates a beautiful flower and a saying that I think is the THEME of my life...I received this gift by DOING MORE OF WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY - STAMPING!!!
 
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Here's a close up of the flower - I used a black Sharpie marker on the rhinestone in the center of the flower and sponging the outside edges of my flowers with Daffodil Delight ink.
 
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ENJOY! Aloha...

Hop on over to see what Linda Higgins was inspired to make!
 
 
 
 
 
Here are a few of the products I used for my card.  Click on any of them to see the details:
 
 

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Project Sheet Monday

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Here's a great gift and card combination idea!!!

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Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Gift Bag

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: For the New Two (w-137147, c-138562)
  • Inks: In Color 2015-2017 Stampin’ Write Markers (138333)
  • Paper:  Mint Macaron (138424), Tip Top Taupe (138422) and Whisper White (100730) card stock 
  • Other:Mint Macaron 1” Dotted Lace Trim (138424), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (133737), Big Shot (113439), Word Window punch (119857), Bow Builder punch (137414). Adhesive: Tear & Tape (138995), Mini Glue Dots (103683) and SNAIL (104332). Gift Bag. 

Measurements: 

  • Card Stock:Mint Macaron: 3”x 3.75”, *3/4”x 5.5” and 4.25”x 11” (scored in half for card) and scrap for punching bow. Tip Top Taupe: 4”x 5.25” for card layer and *2”x 5.5”. White: 3.75”x 5”.                        *=pieces may vary in length depending on width of your gift bag
  • Ribbon: 14”

Instructions: 

  1. Use Mint and Taupe markers to color stamp and stamp on the top of white card stock. 
  2. Emboss 3”x3.75” mint card stock using Lovely Lace embossing folder. Adhere to bottom of white card stock. Layer onto taupe card stock.
  3. Wrap ribbon around the card layers and knot in the front. Adhere layers to mint card base.
  4. Add faceted button under knot with glue dot. 
  5. Use word window punch to punch slot along the bottom of the Taupe 2” x 5.5” card (Hint: Put the card stock all the way into the punch and line up punch with edge of card stock). Make sure card fits through the slot.
  6. Adhere strip of Mint card stock to top of Taupe slot card. Punch two “bow” pieces and create bow using glue dots. Adhere bow to middle of mint strip. 
  7. Adhere strip of Tear & Tape strip to the back of Taupe slot card under the mint bow strip ONLY. Attach to front of bag and hang card through it!

Enjoy!

You can click on any of the products below to see the details:

 

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NEW In Colors Sneak Peek!!

If you haven't seen the new catalog yet - here's a little sneak peek at the NEW IN COLORS!!!  I think I'm in love with the Tip Top Taupe!  LOVE that matching ribbon too!!!  What's your favorite???

 

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ALOHA SURFERS!

ALOHA FROM HAWAII

 

Here's a few more photos to share with you from our trip. This was the view from our room. I would sit out here every morning and watch the surfers. If you look closely - you can see all the tiny little people in the water.

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 Here's a close up of what's going on in this amazing bay...

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Hailey was so excited to learn how to surf!  I agreed to surprise her with a SEMI private surfing lesson.  WELL - when we got to the shack I was told that I would need two surfers and I would have to be the other one to get a SEMI private lesson....hahahahaha...that was not going to happen.  I had spent very little on our FREE trip to Hawaii so far and decided that a PRIVATE lesson would be a healthy choice for ME - wink wink!  Here she goes out for the first time!

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 It was tricky to make sure I was photographing her...this photo is zoomed in a lot, but I could always tell it was her by her "stance" - she looks like a SUMO wrestler!!!  She made it up on the board every time except once - OMGosh!!!!  And she loved it!!!  She told me it was an experience of a lifetime and she could check another item off her BUCKET LIST! How awesome is it that at the age of 20 she's been able to experience sooooo many fabulous and exciting adventures???  

THANK YOU - my fabulous customers, downline and Stampin' Up! for the opportunities you have given my family!!!  Every morning as I sat on my balcony - I thought of all of you....and how lucky was I that I was in the right place at the right time and made the decision to buy a STARTER KIT that has changed my life!  My appreciation is beyond words.  GO AFTER YOUR DREAMS...

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 Here's a short video of my surfer:

 

 

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Another MAN Card!

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 Here's another card using the Walk in the Wild RETIRING stamp set.  This has been my GO TO stamp set for making MAN cards!!!

The DAD image on the front and the greeting on the inside comes from the April PAPER PUMPKIN kit - with each kit you get a sheet of Photopolymer stamps - LOVE THESE!!!

I used Confetti Cream card stock and Night of Navy for my base and small layer on the front.  The square image under the pheasant is an acrylic block stamped directly in Crumb Cake ink.

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Love the stamps that come in my PAPER PUMPKIN KITS!!!  These were part of the April kit: 

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 Get your WALK IN THE WILD stamp set before May 26th - it's a really popular set - this is the date that Stampin' Up! has guaranteed availability of all retiring stamp sets.  Click on any of the products below to see the details:


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If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! 

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Details:

  • For new subscribers only. 
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions. 
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. 
  • You and your customers need to visit PaperPumpkin.com to join. 
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.

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More photos from Hawaii

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I wanted to share some more photos of our trip to Hawaii.  Stampin' Up! took us to the Polynesian Cultural Center where we enjoyed a show of the different island tribes and their dances...it was a beautiful place!

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Hailey and I having some tropical fun...

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Hailey was looking for a large flower for her hair....and they actually told us to pick any flowers we wanted!!!

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Shelli (Stampin' Up! Godess and owner) was there too!

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I'll post some more photos soon!

 

 
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MOOSE for the MAN!

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Here's a fun card that my stampers enjoyed making this month - I LOVE FUN FOLDS!!!  This one is soooo simple!  I'm sad to see the Walk in the Wild and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets RETIRING!!!

The Lost Lagoon base is cut at 5 x 8 - scored at 2, 3, 5 & 6.  The Soft Suede panels are 1-7/8 x 4-7/8 and stamped with Soft Suede ink and the Hardwood Background stamp.  I stamped off the background stamp and added that to the background of the Very Vanilla pieces too.

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 Here is the card spread open...

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This is the back of the card - this Very Vanilla panel is also 1-7/8 x 4-7/8.  This is where I will write on my card.

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The WOOD Bitty Banner stamp set is RETIRING and it's on SALE for only $11.96!!!!

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Here are some of the products I used for this card - click on the item to see the details:

 

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FREE - OPEN HOUSE!!!!

 

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT -  Open House

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

You're invited....to an OPEN HOUSE where I will be featuring 10

different Paper Pumpkin kits for make-n-takes!!!  You can come

learn about Stampin' Up!'s fabulous monthly craft kits and make

two cards/projects of your choice! FIND OUT WHAT THEY'RE

ALL ABOUT!

 

I will also have products from the new catalog for you to see

AND you'll be able to take a BRAND NEW CATALOG home with

you!!!

 

DATE:  Friday, May 29th

TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School, 300 Broad St, Menasha

COST:  FREE!!!!!!

 

I'll also have my CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN spewing deliciousness

with some wonderful treats to drown in it!!!!  Come have some

fun - STAMPING AND CHOCOLATE!!!

 

All you need to bring is your adhesive, scissors and a 

Pop me an email if you can make it so I know how many to

expect at kelly@AStampAbove.com

 

Here are a few of the cards you'll get to choose from:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 


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If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! 

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Details:

  • For new subscribers only. 
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions. 
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. 
  • You and your customers need to visit PaperPumpkin.com to join. 
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.

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