Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Case The Catalog

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting (your name) from (country). I hope you enjoy my project/cards Casing the beautiful new Catalog. 

This is the card/project from the catalog which I am casing: 

CATTY PIC HERE 

And here is my take on it: 

YOUR PICS HERE 

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!"

#SDBH if you're into hashtags. 

Please keep any sales/promotional material for AFTER the Blog Hop Link & to a minimum. 

Thanks & I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Love U A Latte

My oldest grandson, Chandler, loves Starbucks and I love him!!  So a page was created from the love of both.  The colors in this suite worked out great for us both.  Dark colors for him, with a hint of blue for me

Starbucks gift cards have become a tradition for me to give him at Christmas.  So when I saw this suite, I knew I was going to create a scrapbook page. However, his birthday is coming up soon and even though he already has his birthday gift...we can always have Starbucks for an extra treat.


There is no picture on this page yet, as I will take one next week when we make our way to the coffee place of his dreams...literally!!!



For the page title, I used the Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits for the "U A Latte", and the "love" from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  I went back and forth with the "A", leave it or keep it.  This was due to the title placement.  But what I love about scrapbooking is, it's your page!!  It's art!! You can have your title on one, two or even three lines.


I took the coffee bean stamp and inked it up in Early Espresso, then added a bottom border to my journaling card.

And keeping the rule of three, I added three different coffee cups to the side.   I have hot cocoa in one of them, as I don't drink cofee....was that a "WHAT?!" I just heard?  Yes, I do not drink coffee but I love tea, it's close enough.

Under the picture mat, I used three different ribbons.  This is what I love about Stampin' Up!  Not only is it quality product, everything COORDINATES!!! Including the accessories, like the Corrugated Elements.  On this page, I used the heart and tag on my cups.


Back to the ribbons, I used the 3/8" Burlap Ribbon, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party, and the 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake.

I also used Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso Cardstock to complete the elements and photo mats.

This suite was gorgeous to use, and if you would love to play with it too send me a note.  Or follow the link at the top to my online store, but fair warning U will Love a Latte!!!

When placing an order don't forget to use this months Hostess Code.
36HN7V3J

Oh I almost forgot!!!! 
 During the month of July, Stampin' Up! has a new Joining special.  'Cause it's Christmas in July!!!!

The Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up as a demonstrator! You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a perk of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)! With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend those Starter Kit dollars on things like their favorite stamp sets and accessories!



Thank you for stopping by my page.
Hugs from the Bug,
Denise



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Carryover Stamp Set Jar of Love



Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for June 2017. This months theme is Carryover Items from the previous catalogs. You are currently visiting Denise from the USA. I hope you enjoy my card showcasing the carry over item Jars of Love Stamp and Die Set.

I love Ball jars, I have several sizes and colors.  I have even painted and etched a few.  I use them to put misc items in, I have decorated my house and craft room with them.  One thing I love to put in them is flowers.  So the card below was inspired from my love of Ball jars.  This was my favorite new set last year and I am so thankful Stampin' Up! carried it over. 

I may have cheated a little by adding some flowers from the new stamp and die set Beautiful Bouquet, but I wanted a variety of flowers.  


I added a little Wink of Stella to make the flowers glisten.

 

The colors I choose came from a picture I seen, and I rarely use all blues together for flowers.  


Recipe for card:

Jar of Love Stamp Set
Everyday Jar Framelits Dies
Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set
Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies 
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, 
Pool Party, & Crumb Cake Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Pool Party, 
Sahara Sand,  & Early Espresso Stampin' Ink
Wink of Stella
Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim

I hope the cards you've seen here on my blog, and the others, today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting the bug!!!  Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any, lots of beautiful cards and projects.

Love and hugs from the bug,
Denise

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Open House - Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Wow!!  We had a great time at my open house featuring the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I was able to share with my local and online customers, family and friends.  Each guest received a treat for stopping by, and got to make a card.  Plus we had some door prizes!  Ok everyone that attended won...I couldn't help myself.  I had more door prizes than attenedees which was ok for my first Official Annual Catalog Open House.

Below are a few pictures from the event, including the card we made. 

Ready for my guests!!!                                                                


NEW IN-COLORS!!!

                     Card Samples (on my new chicken wire/frames)
Please excuse the kitchen, I don't have a large area for classes other than my kitchen table...something to look forward too!!!

 
 

 

 

 

 The Butterfly Card and Daisy Card below are from some friends and I wanted to showcase them.


 

The new Planner....I have already embossed the front cover with my Monogram.

New Kit Available June 1st (my fave Kit)

Oh My!!!  Look at all of that loveliness!!! New Stamps to me are like purses to my bestie...hehe
(Guess I took this while waiting on my guests..Love International House Hunters)

 I had to use my (decorative) baby chic feeder to show some new ribbons!!!  

Door Prizes!!!!  

 Love Daisies!!!!  Gable Fold Card was our make n take.

Thanks again to all of my guests, customers, friends and family.  I enjoy what I do and especially enjoy sharing my love of Stampin' Up!

Oh don't forget about the Stampin' Up! June Promotion!!!  
We love our Hosts and want to reward you, contact me to host your next party...even virtual parties.


Now onto the next event.
Love and Hugs from the Bug,
Denise






Thursday, June 1, 2017

2017/2018 Stampin Up! Catalog

Woohoo it's LIVE TODAY!!!!

The New 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog goes LIVE today  


Is your WISH list ready? Are you ready to start shopping??? Click here to view PDF online version!!!

Do you have any questions about the new products? Let me know!

PRODUCT SHARES COMING SOON!!!!


Also during the month of June, Hostesses (or individual) Earn an EXTRA $35 in Stampin' Rewards!!  If your order, or your party order with you and some friends, is over $350 in June, you will be rewarded with an EXTRA $35 in Stampin' Rewards on your order!


Promotion Details:

Promotion Dates: June 1 - 30

All online orders of $150 or more qualify for Stampin' Rewards per chart above

All online orders of $350 or more qualify for the additional $35 in Free merchandise

All order amounts are before tax and shipping

I look forward to creating with all the new products!!!

Love and Hugs from the bug,
Denise

Monday, May 15, 2017

Eastern Palace Doily or Male Accent??


I am in love with the Eastern Palace Suite bundle, especially with the Eastern Medallion Thinlets.  I made my own doily!!!!  I love the colors in this card, and I have more ideas in my head for this bundle.  You need to hit the Shop Now button and get this bundle.  The thinlets alone are so versatile.

Life is Beautiful when you play with the entire bundle, including the designer series paper and stamps.  If you would like to play along with this elegant suite, check out my previous blog post.


Now onto the recipe for this card:

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
Eastern Medallion Thinlets
Circle Framelits 
(largest circle to place around large medallion and cut out)
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock for Card Base (cut to 4 1/4 x 11)
Eastern Palace Specialty DSP (cut to 5 x 3 3/4)
Dapper Denim Cardstock (cut to 1 3/4 x 5 1/5)
Very Vanilla Cardstock - Banner (regular cut to 1/2 x 2 1/4)
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (used a scrap 3 1/2 sq) for diecut


This card can be sent to anyone, including a guy!  I have a hard time creating a male card.  These colors work perfect for a male birthday, just change the sentiment.  Wow, I just thought of this as I was typing.  Now what man in my life is having a birthday?!?

Thanks y'all for stopping by and checking out my post, I have a few reminders below:

Don't forget to use May's Hostess Code when you place an order.
or
Use the VIP Hostess Code for any orders over $50

Check out the Retiring List of Items that will be leaving us soon.
Check out the Clearance Rack for some great deals.

If you have purchased from me once in the last 6 months, you will receive an invite to the Bug's VIP Facebook Group!! This is new but we will be having lots of fun in the future.

Again thank you!!
Hugs from the Bug,
Denise


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, running two weeks. You are currently visiting Denise from the United States. I hope you enjoy my cards showcasing Retiring Products from the 2016 - 2017 Annual and 2017 Occasions Catalogs.



My card can be used for any occasion as I left off the sentiment  You can add one inside the card, as I think an outside sentiment would take away from the card.

On to the recipe for this card:

Very Vanilla Cardstock – Card base 11 x 4 ¼, 2 x 2 for Image
Early Espresso Cardstock – cut out with large Scalloped Framelit
Carousel & Cupcake DSP – 4 x 5 ¼, 3 pieces cut out 1 x 2
Early Espresso Classic Stampin Ink
Watercolor Pencils – Basic Grey, Calypso Coral
Classy Designer Buttons
Multipurpose Glue
Mini Glue Dots (to adhere the bow to the ribbon piece around bottom mat)
Sponges (for edging mat pieces in Melon Mambo)

Don’t forget all Retiring Items are available till May 31st, 2017 or until supplies last.

Reminder that the Eastern Palace Suites – Special Pricing with Free Items are only available till May 31st, 2017.  – You will also receive an Exclusive 27 Page Project Bundle (I will not post anywhere)

Check out this months VIP rewards,  I will have a  new list on June 1st!!!

I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Denise. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs from the Bug, Denise


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Retiring Petite Petals Stamp and Punch


Every April, Stampin’ Up! sends out the retiring list of products that we have come to love and enjoy creating with.  But it’s also a time of excitement for new product, as the saying goes “Stamps move on”.  And sometimes they are on sale, as in today's punch!!!  

Now while they are no longer in the catalog, they are still on my shelf to use whenever my heart desires.

One such stamp set that lives on in my craft room is the Petite Petals with coordinating Punch.  I love Stampin’ Up!’ punches, they are such great quality and easy to use.

I made a lovely spring card using this set, and I mixed in a new 2017-2019 In-Color.  If you have not seen the new In-Colors they are elegant.

On to the recipe for this card:

Whisper White - 11 x 4 1/4 Card Base, 3 ¾ x 1 ½, 3 ¾ x 2, 3 ½ x 1 ¼ , scrap piece for stamp/punch
 1/8” Stitched Ribbon in Melon Mambo
Melon Mambo & Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pads
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (for center of punched flower)
Multipurpose Glue
Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots (to adhere the bow to the ribbon piece around bottom mat)
Sponges (for edging mat pieces in Melon Mambo)
Sentiment – 2016-2017 Hostess Set Love You Lots (the one with the Ladybug 😉).

Quick Tip – I randomly stamped the one of the flowers in Melon Mambo & Powder Pink

Don’t forget all Retiring Items are available till May 31st, 2017 or until supplies last.

Reminder that the Eastern Palace Suites – Special Pricing with Free Items are only available till May 31st, 2017.  – You will also receive an Exclusive 27 Page Project Bundle (I will not post anywhere)

Check out this months VIP rewards,  I will have a  new list on June 1st!!!

If you are a VIP Customer, I have a special Facebook Group just for you, click here for details!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs from the Bug, Denise 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Eastern Palace Bundle & Exclusive Tutorial Bundle


Let me just say I am in love with this Eastern Palace Suite Bundle!!  I have found so many ways to use this stamp and die set.  Oh the dies are divine!!  You can make your own doilies when you combine with our circle framelits or with out.

I look forward to creating and sharing cards and more during the month of May.

But that's not all!! Stampin' Up! is sharing the love by offering not one but two bundles at a discount plus you get free gifts with either bundle you choose.  

This offer is only available during the month of May!!  You will be able to purchase the items out of the new catalog, but the bundle price will be gone!!!

Plus, yes there is more.  If you purchase either bundle during the premier month of Month, I will send you, in the mail, a printed Tutorial Bundle showing you how to make 27 different cards with just using what is in the bundle. These are exclusive to you for purchasing the bundle through me!!!  

I will not post the Tutorial Bundle projects anywhere or anytime.  
That is just fab in itself!!! 
Then you can continue using the stamp and dies to create your own cards using other products from Stampin' Up! 

Check out this Stampin' Up! video!!


In addition, if you use the May VIP Hostess Code, I will send you a gift.  
 

So let's talk about the bundles, which again there are two different choices to fit you.

(Click Here for printable PDF)


Did you notice there are three new In-Colors in this bundle, so you will get them before they premier in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog on June 1st.

The Lemon Lime Twist is my favorite, but I do like them all.

Let's see a closer look at the Starter Bundle 

The Premier Bundle 
(Better Value, And you get the Cardstocks to coordinate)

Here is a card I created using the bundle :)

If you would like to purchase, head over to my online store where you can shop 24/7...don't forget to use the VIP Hostess Code. 

Make sure to check out my posts about the Virtual and Local Events to showcase the new catalog!!!

I look forward to sending the Eastern Palace Tutorial Bundle after you purchase!!

Thank you as always for allowing me to be your demonstrator.

Hugs from the bug,
Denise