Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Card using Stampin Blends & Classic Ink Pads

During my past Facebook Friday, I had a viewer ask me if we could use "alcohol" markers with our ink pads.

Would the ink bleed, once colored with the markers.


My first response was, no I don't think so as our ink pads are dye based.

Then there was some discussion, and we decided to test it out.

Guess what?!!
It did not bleed!

This opens up so many doors with coordinating our products.

Now the person who asked was Sarmin, from FUNtastic Crafts.

We decided to collaborate together, me using our products exclusively and Samin using our Stampin Ink Pads with other alcohol markers.

Measurements (products used at end of post):
Card Base - 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
Gold Foil Mat - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Very Vanilla - 4 x 5 1/4 for stamped image, 1/2 x 4 1/8 for sentiment

Check out my YouTube tutorial below



September 2018 Monthly Specials
***See Links Below***

Monthly Craft Kit - Announcement of contents every 15th of Month
(check out the YouTube video - Country Home Kit)

Dashing Along Promotion
Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve made it even more delightful with our exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion. If you host a party with $250 sales from September 1–30, you will earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.

Host Promotion Details

Total must reach $250 USD (before shipping and handling).
One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. 


Please use the Monthly Hostess Code when ordering.  And check out this months customer coupon.

If you have any questions please let me know...until then, enjoy a creative day!!
Product List
Rooted In Nature Clear-Mount Bundle
$72.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
$9.00
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Gold Foil Sheets
$4.00
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
$7.00
Leaves Trinkets
$8.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Clear Block B
$6.00
Clear Block D
$8.50
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Paper Snips Scissors
$10.00
Bone Folder
$7.00

Saturday, August 25, 2018

One Sheet Wonder - Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018

Wow! Is it already August?! I can not believe summer is coming to an end, I will miss the hot temps, swimming at the lake, BBQ's, and not being chilled to the bone.

But......

I do love Christmas, and I am always busy with other things that yes, a cardmaker, I sometimes forget to get all of my cards in the mail.

This is one reason I am loving these monthly challenges.

This month, we are asking you to create cards from a One-Sheet-Wonder.

This can be exciting and scary, but there are many templates on Pinterest if you get stuck with the measurements.

Here is the breakdown on why we started this challenge....

Do you find yourself scrambling to get your Christmas cards out in December?  Make creative tags for your packages?  Gift and Treat bags? Home Decor?

Well, a group of talented demonstrators and myself have decided to collaborate to help,all of us, not to feel rushed in December.  I have their links below, for you to view their projects as well.

It's called the Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018!!!  There is even some prizes involved, yay!!!

Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge, including demonstrators.  You are encouraged to share with your customers.

This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia.

The Challenge is set on the 25th of the month on each of the organizers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.

The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.

And don't worry if you don't have any Christmas stamp set's yet, you can use just about any stamp set.

Here are my cards from the August challenge


Whisper White - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4, 5 x 1
Old Olive - 5 1/4 x 4, 1 /4 x 5
Cheery Cobbler - 5 x 3 3/4
One Sheet Wonder Pieces - 4 3/4 x 3 1/2, 5 x 1/4 (with sponged ink)


Whisper White - 11 x 4 1/4 scored @ 5 1/2, scrap for circle punch 1 3/4"
Old Olive - scrap for circle punch 2"
Cheery Cobbler - 5 1/4 x 3 1/4, scrap for circle punch 1 1/2"
One Sheet Wonder Pieces - 4 1/2 x 3 1/4, 3/4 x 4 & 3 x 1/4 (with sponged ink)


Whisper White - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, scrap for label punch 
Old Olive - 11 x 4 1/4 scored @ 5 1/2
Cheery Cobbler - 5 3/8 x 3 1/2
One Sheet Wonder Pieces - 3 x 4 1/4, 4 3/4 x 1 (with sponged ink)


Whisper White - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4, scrap for circle 1 3/4" punch
Old Olive - scrap for circle punch 2"
Cheery Cobbler - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, scrap for Starburst punch
One Sheet Wonder Pieces - 5 1/4 x 4


Cheery Cobbler - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4, 5 1/2 x 1/2
Old Olive - 5 1/4 x 4, 1 /4 x 5 1/2
Whisper White - 5 1/2 x 1/2
One Sheet Wonder Pieces - 3 3/4 x 5

 Video Tutorial

Now for the Rules to Win Prizes:

1. Each Month you participate you will get a ticket, 1st month earn 1 ticket, 2nd month, earn 2 tickets, and so on.

2. Post your your projects on the Facebook Group, in the thread we have marked for that month. Please add your region (Austrailia, UK, or USA) - PLEASE not as a separate comment.

3. You must use at least one Stampin' Up! Product to be entered into the prize, preferably a stamp set.

To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK/Europe or Australia.

By submitting a photo you give the organizers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.

Ok, what is the prize??  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organizers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organizer/s from your respective country makes.

The Facebook group is - Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018

Please join to share your photo's in the designated post for that month's challenge.

We have even created a hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 for you to use on all of your social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and your blogs.

Sound exciting??!!!

It's that simple, and by November 24th you will be ready for Christmas.

August 2018 Monthly Specials
***See Links Below***

Monthly Craft Kit - Announcement of contents every 15th of Month
(check out the YouTube video - Country Home Kit)


2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Paper & Accessory Shares


Color Your Season - August Limited Time Offer - ends 08/31/18


Ladybug Holiday BINGO - Receive a FREE Stamp Set

Ladybug Customer Gift for Qualifying purchase

 Please use the Monthly Hostess Code when ordering.  And check out this months customer coupon.

Click Here to join the Ladybug Stampin Squad & Stampin' Up!
Click Here to Learn More on the Monthly Craft Kit, able to reserve on the 15th of each month.
Click Here to Reserve the 2018 Holiday Paper & Accessories Share
Click Here for Reserve Paper Share, this is from Annual Catalog, holiday coming on Tuesday.
Click Here to Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin - October 2018 Kit - Bootacular

If you have any questions please let me know...until then, enjoy a creative day!!
Product List
Spirited Snowmen Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.75
Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon
$7.00
Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
2" Circle Punch
$18.00
1-3/4" Circle Punch
$18.00
1-1/2" Circle Punch
$16.00
Starburst Punch
$18.00
Pretty Label Punch
$18.00
Sponge Brayers
$8.00
Stampin' Trimmer
$30.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
$7.00
Clear Block B
$6.00
Clear Block D
$8.50
Stampin' Scrub
$17.00
Stampin' Mist
$4.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Silicone Craft Sheet
$6.00
Paper Snips Scissors
$10.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Glue Dots
$5.25