Showing posts from June, 2016

Mixed drinks for my open house

  Tomorrow is our New Catalog Open House, and I have been busy creating cards and samples using our new products.  I am crazy about the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  It's like a having an adult coloring book and you get to choose your colors to fill it it, and add all the little embellishments to make the drinks fun.  I try to imagine what kind of drink I am putting in each glass, and what my friends would be drinking at my party.  However, when it gets late at night, and I am trying to come up with inspiration for another card, I will turn to a couple challenge blogs to give my brain a poke.  Stampin' Celebration Challenge 128 just looked like it was screaming "party" to me.  The SU-Only Challenge #150 was looking for "Summer Celebrations", and I was up for that too.  I found the perfect summery papers in the Affectionately Yours DSP with some Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush papers.  And as I stamped my card I imagined making sweet lemonade in a mason

Sunshine Sayings and Watercolor Words for the Grad

I had so much fun playing with a challenge yesterday, I went looking for more inspiration and found it at Pals Paper Arts Challenge 304 .  I did take the liberty of flipping the sketch on it's side.  I started with the Blooms & Bliss DSP for my background and a star, then cut the salutation with the Sunshine Wishes framelits and added a little banner with the graduate stamp from Sunshine Sayings.  Adding the text made it eligible for the challenge #110 at Inkspirational  to use TEXT.  I carried through with the star theme using Watercolor Words to stamp the background.  I added a few of the new In Color Enamel Shapes stars for some sparkle and texture, but the photo doesn't do them justice.  They are so cute!   I enjoyed making this one so much, I think I'll go back and make a masculine one, too.   Mary Alice

Sunshine Sayings for a challenge

I haven't played along with a challenge in forever.  I am busy making card samples for my Stampin' Up! New Catalog Open House, and I needed some inspiration.  I came across the layout at Freshly Made Sketches #290 , and I knew it gave the opportunity to play with some new DSP and some stamps.  I chose the Sunshine Sayings stamp set with coordinating Sunshine Wishes framelits and the beautiful Blooms and Bliss DSP.  I embossed the background layer with the new Petal Burst embossing folder.  It was fun to play along with the challenge and play with new products.  Hope you like it, too. Mary Alice

New Catalog Open House and other great offers

Come check out the New Stampin' Up! Catalog at our EARLY BIRD OPEN HOUSE at 101 Willow Pond Trail, Lino Lakes Saturday, June 18, 9:00am – 12:00 Let's get together early and see what's new. Have fun checking out the new products from the brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog. We will have fun displays, stamps and paper and accessories for you to see. Check out the new 2016-18 In Colors. Pick up a copy of the catalog if you don't have one yet. They are $5 or FREE with an order. Check out our new class schedule and get to try some fun projects for yourself. FREE Make-N-Take projects for you to make. FREE gift for everyone. Door prize drawings. Coffee and donuts. Look forward to seeing you there.   Join our my team and become a members of the Stampin' Up! family! Fill your Wish List by putting it into your Starter Kit . . . $125 worth of whatever products you want for only $99. SHIPPING is FREE! Then . . . add in


Get ready for a flash sale! For ONE DAY ONLY New Paper Pumpkin subscribers can get their first kit for just $5!   This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9th at 5 pm (MST) and ends Friday, June 10th at 11:50pm (MST).  Technically that is just shy of 31 hours - a little more than a day, but it will go by in a blink!   Get ready to hit subscribe at 5:00pm Thursday evening!   Details: First time subscribers only.  Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95. Offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 pm (MT) and ends Friday, June 10th at 11:50 (MT) Available for month to month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions. Don't forget!  Thursday evening at 5 pm, sign up for your first kit for only $5.  Use promo code "ONEDAYDEAL" HERE