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July 2015

Clean & Crisp

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 Here's a clean and crisp card that I made when I was designing swap cards for the Stampin' Up! convention.  I found the layout from a card my friend Dawn Olchefske made a couple years ago.  I love the clean and crisp look it has and the pop of white on a Calypso Coral base with a tiny bit of black for an accent. I made 8 different designs with the NEW Birthday Blossoms stamp set - I found it super easy to design with!

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LAST DAY - EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  Saturday, August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
TECHNIQUE TUESDAY:  Tuesday, August 4th 6:30pm at Trinity in Menasha
MONTHLY STAMPING CLASSES:
  Fond Du Lac - Monday, August 10th 6:30pm at Church of Our Saviour
  Fond Du Lac - Tuesday, August 11th 6:30pm at The Elms Clubhouse
  Menasha - Monday, August 17th 6:30pm at Trinity Lutheran
  Oshkosh - Tuesday, August 18th 6:30pm at First English Lutheran Church
  Menasha - Thursday, August 20th 6:30pm at Trinity Lutheran 
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Southwest - VERY SHARP!

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 This swap card just caught my eye...could be the beautiful colors...but I think it was the beautiful colors combined with the unique shape and the embossing folder (that I just LOVE) and the stamped image...OH FOR PETE'S SAKE - it's the whole card - amazing!!!

So here's how you get that "chevron" bottom on the embossed layer...just cut the embossed layer in a zip zap pattern and layer it on the Bermuda Bay layer and trim the Bermuda Bay off to match it.  WAAA LAAA!

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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Use Up Those Scraps!

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 Here's a GREAT card to help you utilize and use up all those scraps that we as stampers just HAVE TO KEEP!!!  This card features the Bohemian Designer Series Paper - GOR-JE-OUS!!!  I just love the colors - they are so rich and pretty.

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 Here's how you can make a card with all your scraps:

  1. Cut a layer of any color cardstock 3-1/2 x 3-3/4
  2. Cut strips of designer series paper 1/2" wide
  3. Pick a starting point - I would start by gluing  a strip right across the middle
  4. Then you just line up strips on either side of the starting strip in any pattern you want cutting the ends off at the edge of the cardstock layer that you're gluing it to
  5. When you've filled up your cardstock layer with strips of designer series paper - turn it over and trim all the pieces off that are sticking out
  6. Layer on your card front and add a heart and greeting
  7. Have fun with it!

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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Holiday Catalog Coming Soon!!!

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I'd love to send you a catalog in August!  Are you on my preferred customer list? Contact kelly@AStampAbove.com to get on that list!

It's that time again  . . . time for me to finalize my mailing list so you can receive the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!!!  The Holiday Catalog starts on September 1st!

I received mine in Salt Lake City last week at the Stampin' Up! convention and OMGOSH - it is AMAZING!!!!

 

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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It's so simple to shop in my online store:

TO SHOP WITH KELLY - click here:

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Achesonsiggy


Please don't do this...

There has been some confusion regarding a box that stampers use when placing online orders.  I need to clarify...

The statement below shows up when you set up your online account.  

ALLOW MY DEMONSTRATOR TO CONTACT ME WITH ORDER UPDATES AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

There is a YES or NO box that you can check.  What most people think when they check NO is that you are telling Stampin' Up! that you don't want a bunch of advertising emails.  What you are REALLY TELLING THEM is you do not want me to know who you are.  Although I can see your name on one of my reports - I have absolutely no address information.  What does this really mean?  I can't thank you for your order!!!! OH NO!!!!  I try really hard to send a hand stamped card at the very least for online orders.  DON'T YOU WANT ONE???

Please use the following photos to change your account so I can thank you!

 

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Instructions for fixing this problem:

  1. First go to your online account CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK
  2. STEP 1 above - click on MY ACCOUNT
  3. STEP 2 below - click on the MY DEMONSTRATOR tab
  4. STEP 3 below - click YES in the box by the first question
  5. It's to your advantage to click YES on the second question too - who wouldn't want to know about specials if you're a stamper?
  6. STEP 4 below - click on SAVE CHANGES

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ALL FIXED!!!!

 

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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Project Sheet Monday

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Here's a soft, pretty card I designed for our last card buffet.  I love the clean and crisp look this card has. It uses a new embossing folder and butterfly framelit.  See the details below.

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Supplies

  • Stamp Sets Tag Talk (134249-Wood 134252-Clear)
  • Card Stock – Pink Pirouette (111351), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708)
  • Misc. –  Big Shot (113439), Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), Fluttering Embossing Folder (139304), Label Bracket Punch (132153), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Pink Pirouette Seam Binding Ribbon (134574), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Measurements:  

  • Pink Pirouette 8-1/2 x 4-1/4, scored at 4-1/4
  • Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4 & scrap
  • Pink Pirouette scraps  

Instructions:

  1. Emboss white layer with Fluttering folder 
  2. Tie Pink Pirouette seam binding around white layer - adhere to card front
  3. Die cut Pink Pirouette butterfly - add strip of three pearls
  4. Adhere to card front with a Dimensional
  5. Stamp greeting on Whisper White and Pink Pirouette cardstock with black ink
  6. Punch Whisper White image with Label Bracket punch
  7. Cut out the “BIRTHDAY” stamped on Pink Pirouette - adhere to punched image
  8. Adhere label to card front with Dimensionals
  9. Enjoy!

 

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
NEW MONTHLY CARD GROUPS FORMING NOW!!! Email me to reserve your spot!
 
AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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It's so simple to shop in my online store:

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Achesonsiggy

 

 


Another day at Convention

First - I have to apologize!  We had terrible internet service at our hotel.  I tried like crazy to upload photos to you here...but that darn WHEEL OF DEATH just kept turning and turning.  I believe the problem was too many stampers on their internet service at the same time - LOL!  So here you go:

 

We definitely had a GREAT time in Salt Lake City!!!  Here are a few fun photos to share with all of you!

There were 10 from my team at the convention - so happy to go on this adventure with them!  

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So proud of these ladies!  They were able to strut across that great big stage to celebrate their 5 and 10 years anniversaries:

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This is just one of the photo props that Stampin' Up! had available for us:

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And we got to see some beautiful Christmas ideas:

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And then there was a ROARING 20's after party...after what?  A fabulous Awards Night!

And then this happened....I made the TOP 100 DEMONSTRATORS in the country!!!!  A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you - my customers who also qualify as my friends, my family, my fabulous downline - also my fabulous friends!!!!  I couldn't do it without YOU all!!!

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And then this happened....what happens at Convention - stays at Convention!

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 Thanks again for all your support and loyalty!  These adventures would not be possible without all of you!

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
 AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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Coming to you from Convention

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Coming to you from the beautiful Salt Lake City Stampin' Up! Convention - and having a BLAST!!!

Here's one of the swap cards I made to trade with demonstrators from all over the US and Canada...I used the NO BONES ABOUT IT stamp set - I had so much fun with this cutie-patootie set.

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Here are a few photos from the big event:

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More photos coming to you tomorrow I hope!  

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
 AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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Another Unique Card

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Here's another super cool swap card I received using the I THINK YOU'RE GREAT stamp set in a unique way - LOVE that creativity!

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EXCLUSIVE JULY ONLINE ORDER PROJECT:

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When you place an online order this month - you will get instructions for this adorable Travel Case kit and 5 cards as a SPECIAL THANK YOU from me!!!

I have a few kits available - click here to see all the details:

GARDEN IN BLOOM TRAVEL CASE KIT 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
 AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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July Grand Vacation Blog Hop!!!

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Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers hop for July. This month we are excited to show off the brand new In colors from the just released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalog. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. 
 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Kelly Acheson or you may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting me - Kelly Acheson. 

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 I am in LOVE with this new dinosaur stamp set called NO BONES ABOUT IT!!!  I whipped up two more cards this morning in about 20 minutes...I just couldn't stop.  This is not only a great stamp set for the boys in your life - but it will work great for the MEN (big boys) too....nothing like being called a DINOSAUR!!!

The two new In Colors that I chose are Cucumber Crush (green) and Tip Top Taupe (tan).  They were a great combination for a bright and cheerful card.  I love any type of stamp set that allows for a collage technique and this one certainly qualifies.  The AMAZING BIRTHDAY stamp set is one I've used more and more lately - for those little elements...when you just need  a little something else to make that card POP.  That's where the striped banner comes from.  I stamped in black ink on Tip Top Taupe card stock.  If you look closely you can see that I stamped the "means" word on Tip Top Taupe card stock and cut that out to add a touch of interest to the greeting.

And here's the inside of my card...decorate up those insides too!  Adds so much fun...not quite as much as it would if they found money in there...but....just sayin'

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Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Kelly Acheson, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list. 

 

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WHAT'S GOING ON? 

Check out the details here:
 
 AUGUST CARD BUFFET:  August 8th 9am-1pm at Trinity in Menasha
 
  • Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!
  • Check out the Paper Pumpkin monthly project kit - subscribe today - PAPER PUMPKIN
  • Click here to see the NEW BIG CATALOG:
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It's so simple to shop in my online store:

TO SHOP WITH KELLY - click here:

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Achesonsiggy