JULY BUFFET IS HAPPENING!

Hey Stampers!!!

I am so excited that it is FINALLY happening –  time to get together again.    We have designed a little different buffet using both rooms and  1 kit per table so people can safely spread out.  Masks are optional…ON GUARD hand sanitizer will be available….tables will be cleaned with ON GUARD Cleaner Concentrate. We will be diffusing ON GUARD Oil.   We suggest you bring your own acrylic blocks, scissors and other supplies if you do not want to share the ones in the kits.  We are working on using pre-made kits  for those concerned about sharing supplies.  It will be absolutely necessary for you to let us know you are coming by July 5th so we prepare enough materials. If you haven’t already please Register here 

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NEW CLASS: I will be teaching a class on using re-inkers to create a water color effect. If you have an acrylic block H be sure to bring it so you don’t have to wait for everyone to use one block.  (size 4 7/16 x 1 5/8).   Here are some cards I am working on with a variety of different color combinations.  We will be playing with my favorite-  the Forever Greenery Suite  on page 108 in the new catalog. We will be using the Forever Fern Stamp set for this project.  YOU MUST RESERVE A TEACHING SEAT FOR THIS PROJECT either by commenting  on this Blog or on the Facebook page and indicating that you want to participate in the class.  I will do 2 classes – one at 1:30  and one at 5:30. (TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)  Cost of the buffet is still $10 with a minimum of 5 cards.

OUR EFFORTS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING:  We have designed a little different buffet using both rooms and  1 kit per table so people can safely spread out.  Masks are optional…ON GUARD hand sanitizer will be available….tables will be cleaned with ON GUARD Cleaner Concentrate.. AND we will be diffusing ON GUARD Oil.   We suggest you bring your own acrylic blocks, scissors and other supplies if you do not want to share the ones in the kits.  We are working on using pre-made kits  for those concerned about sharing supplies.  It will be absolutely necessary for you to let us know you are coming by July 5th so we prepare enough materials. If you haven’t already please Register here 

SPECIALS THIS MONTH thru July 17th:  Spend $75 and get a Greenery embossing folder free.  (pictured in the circle above) Please use the Hostess code when ordering.

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June 29th – July 17th

I am so eager to see all of you again I can hardly wait!  Thanks for stopping by today…see you all in a few short weeks!

HapPy StamPin’!

Sandi

Rainy Day Fun

Hi Stampers…

Finally a good rainy day with a chunk of time to get some things done in this craft room. I even tested all my Stamp and Blend Pens to see which ones needed to be replaced.  I can still purchase only one (light or dark) of a color until June 2nd and then they are only sold in pairs of light and dark in the new catalog.

I had so much fun playing with paper piecing this UNDER MY UMBRELLA  stamp set with retiring  BEST DRESSED DSP.  So happy to see the umbrellas back in the new 2020-2021 Annual catalog.  You can use almost any DSP and it works…so do the great sentiments in the set.

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New kits are on the Front Porch using the Ornate Floral DSP and others…come on over and choose a few.

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The Front Porch also has some new short packs of DSP, tag kits and design your own kits.  Everyone seems to be enjoying the smaller purchase of colors rather than a whole package of paper.  I’m happy to cut and share…just let me know your preferences.

When  my order arrives with the new colors I will be putting short packs of the new colors together for anyone who wants them – email or call to order. This is the last week for the special of $2 on kits with no minimum.  Beginning June 1st kits go back to $2.50 each or buy 5 for $10  .

20-21 RIBBONS

What do you think of the NEW RIBBONS in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog?

Here are all the SUPPLIES  for the umbrella card.

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Did you 2020-2021 catalog arrive?  Can’t wait…come and sit a bit on the Front Porch and go through mine.  You’re catalog should be coming to your mailbox soon I hope.

MONTH END SPECIAL – ends May  31st

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Spend $75 and get the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder FREE!

MAY SPECIAL ENDS JUNE 5TH    When you place an order of $75 in my on-line store, you will receive a free Ornate embossing folder from me.  I love the dainty little embossed flowers with little tendrils….it versatile and goes so well with everything especially on the umbrella card in Lovely Lipstick.

NEW CATALOG GOES LIVE JUNE 3rd! The brand new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog is going live on June 3rd and Stampin’ Up is  having a celebration! Anyone who holds a party(we can do one virtually) or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. So don’t wait! Start planning now or stop by the Front Porch and check out the new catalog – there are some shopping lists for your convenience.  Let me know when you plan to come so we keep social distancing rules.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to create something special.

Sandi

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May 15 to June 12th

 

Heartfelt Designers Ideas

Good morning Stampers!

Graduation  time is here !  Even though celebrations may be delayed it doesn’t stop us from making some cards to send to the graduates. Here a a few ready to go graduation cards that are available on the “Front Porch” if you need one in a hurry.   By the way – shopping on the Front Porch is becoming more popular…card kits, sentiment packs, cardstock and DSP coordinates, stamping supplies, special orders and more.  No traffic jams, always a parking spot, hourly shopping for social distancing. “Did you notice the sweet May Day basket fro Hive and Hollow?”  Be sure to set up an appointment.

Well my 2020-2021 new catalog arrived today!!!  Another great selection of 192 pages,  It is designed for beginner and casual stampers.  The mini catalogs are designed for the seasoned and avid stampers.   The lovely bundles and suites make it so hard to decide what to order.  I want it all! I fell in love with the Sunflower suite that shows off all the new in colors so perfectly.  Who wants to play with sunflowers at the June buffet?

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If you are curious and can’t wait for your catalog to arrive in the mail…I will be happy to leave my copy on the Front Porch for you to browse. Come sit in the wicker rocker and enjoy.   Just call ahead so I can schedule your coming.

GET INSPIRED

Here are a few more cards from Heartfelt Designers that will inspire you to make some cards and share your creations on this blog.(Please let me know if I missed posting your card)

My apologies Pam(in the middle) for holding this too long…Easter may be gone but these Easter purses are so darn cute I had to share them.

Lovely Birthdays Willy Traun – one of Durand regulars

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Cute COVID card by Karen Ford

SHARE SUNSHINE

Did you purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download?  When you do Stampin’Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID19 efforts.  it’s a 15 page digital download filled with lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments from “toilet paper” to “wash your hands.”  Download the Share Sunshine PDF. It’s quick and easy.  Join me and flood the internet with #sharesunshine.  Just click here to get yours now. If you have any questions or need any help just let me know.  Print them on cardstock and they are ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to call ahead to visit the front porch.

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May 15 to June 12th

Create something beautiful.  Leave a comment.

Sandi

 

HEARTFELT DESIGNERS IDEAS

GOOD MORNING STAMPERS!

Thought you might get inspired by a few of these ideas from our Heartfelt Designers.  Thanks so much for sharing everyone!  I miss ALL of  YOU!

ANN YELLE – drives over an hour each month to attend the buffet.

ELAINE WERNER – She and daughter Laurie are regulars at the Buffet.

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April  22 to May 15th

Here’s one from my collection that I made for a friend.

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PORCH PICK UP UPDATE

Thanks for responding and requesting kits.  The card rack is up with some old favorite card kits.   There will also be completed cards and stamping supplies for purchase.   Watch for an email about how to pick up and when.  We will maintain social distancing as much as we can so I will need to know when you want to come and browse.   Be sure to let me know what supplies, kits, cards  you need so I can keep us well stocked.  My porch is happy to have visitors again.

Thanks for stopping by today…hope you enjoyed the new cards.  Be sure to let the designers know what you like about their cards.

HaPpY StamPin’

Sandi

Look at these BEAUTIES!!!

HELLO STAMPERS…   I LOVE opening my emails and finding your Heartfelt Creations.  I am blessed to have all of you in my life…together we are a group of card junkies that don’t allow this virus crazy world to get to us…crafting is the answer, right?  These  crafters have been busy little bees don’t you think?

Diana Bauer

 

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WHAT’S HAPPENING??  

Obviously the May Buffet is cancelled…so i am working on the card rack that is located on my porch.  Please let me know when you are coming so we can practice social distancing.  Come pick up a card kit or two or a card already put together.  Just let me know what you want and I’ll take sure it is done.  Need Mother’s Day, Graduation, Father’s Day kits?  Just ask.  Look over some of the previous blogs that are categorized and see if there is anything that strikes you fancy.

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SNEAK PEEK AT THE 2020-2021 IN COLORS

Let me know if you want a sample pack of the new in colors pre-cut  to play with. The yellow in the Ornate Garden packet was from this collection…a soft creamy yellow.

Thanks to all of you who continue to order from my on line store.   Remember the LAST CHANCE sale for the Retiring stamp sets and dies.…..it has been updated.

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April  22 to May 15th

Thanks for stoping by today.  Happy New Week!

Sandi

MORE CREATIONS from Heartfelt Designers

 

Hello  Stampers!

If you participated in the last challenge or requested an Ornate Garden CASE the Catalog kit you should have received a package in the mail last week with some goodies to play with. It looks like the card designers are holding their own halfway through the 2nd month of STAY AT HOME!

Take a look at these ideas and let Karen and Rosie know what you think of their creations.  Be sure to send yours in so we can send them out to everyone.  What they have created with this DSP you can do with other DSP….it’s a matter of switching your brain to “create”.  Use something that makes your heart sing and create your own.  I can’t wait to see how you use your talents.   YOU CAN DO IT!

 

Karen Ford has been a busy little bee in her craft room.

Rosie Giertz is another busy stamper.

APRIL 30TH LAST DAY TO ORDER THE ORNATE GARDEN BUNDLE

CHECK OUT THE RETIRING LIST – THINGS ARE GOING FAST

STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON “PORCH”PICK UP

Since we cannot have a buffet in May people have been asking about card kits to work on.  We are working out the kinks to  open the porch for kit orders, cards and stamping  supplies on a one-by-one basis . Your thoughts and  ideas are welcome.  Just want to keep everyone InKy.

Thank you for ordering from my on-line store.  Please use the following hostess code when ordering.

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April  22 to May 15th

Thanks for stopping by today….Stay safe and be healthy…,miss you all!

Sandi

Meet the HEARTFELT Designers -Flowering Foils DSP Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP THREE WINNERS

The votes are finally in and here are the top three designers with their beautiful cards.  Thank you everyone for participating.  the last vote came in today and broke the tie!  Watch for your prizes in the mail! PLEASE leave a comment for the Designers.

#1 WINNER  Rosie Giertz

 

#2 WINNER    Diana Bauer

 

#3 WINNER  Dawn Baier

 

So pleased with your creative work…too bad we couldn’t meet last week to see all the beautiful cards ….pictures never show all the beauty.  Again my thanks to all who participated.

LAST CALL FOR  A 2020-2001 CATALOG?

Because of the social restrictions I am having your catalogs mailed directly to you.  Be sure you have placed an order with me  since JULY 2019 – APRIL 15TH  2020 and I will put you on the mailing list to receive one in the mail ( playing it safe in case the social distancing rules continue for a while) .  Please comment below OR SEND ME AN EMAIL  if you are eligible and want a catalog.  If you have already requested one,  I have your name on the list….not sure?  then request it again.   If you haven’t placed an order you may do so this week and/or send $5 by the 18th and I will put you on the list to receive one.  The $5 will be refundable on your first order following this deadline.

Hope this finds all of you healthy and safe!   Know you are missed!

Love you all

Sandi

FLOWERING FOILS DSP CHALLENGE; CLEARANCE AND a 2021-2022 catalog

Hello Stampers,

It seems strange not to be setting up for the April Buffet. In fact, everything seems strange including this massive snow storm on Easter Sunday that continued into the night with ice and snow covered streets!  We were so blessed by the Easter week services on line that kept us connected during this special double Passover/Easter time.

FLOWERING FOILS  from the Heartfelt Designer Team

I am so glad we decided to do a challenge for the month. Look at these beautiful entries that warmed my heart. Each participant was given a piece of Flowering Foils DSP that was a FREE SAB item and a piece of white cardstock.  There were no directions except to use the DSP to design their own cards. Here they are in numerical order and YOUR job is to respond with your first, second and third choice.  The winners will receive a gift from me.

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#7 Birthday on copper foil

 

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#6 Birthday on Copper flitter paper
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#5 Glitz

 

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#4 Sympathy
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#3 HELLO
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#2 Thank you
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#1 Many thanks:  French,  English, German

BE SURE TO COMMENT ON YOUR 1ST 2ND AND 3RD CHOICE BEFORE APRIL 17th! – it would be helpful for the designers to know what you liked about their creations.  Stay tuned for the next challenge.

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New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Lots of my favorites are listed there. Please use host code  2TK6CB73  when ordering. Here is a link https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/100100/clearance-rack?utm_source=olo&utm_medium=o2-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh&utm_content=clearance

DO YOU WANT A 2020-2001 CATALOG?

Because of the social restrictions I am having your catalogs mailed directly to you.  Be sure you have placed an order with me  since JULY 2019 – APRIL 15TH  2020 and I will put you on the mailing list to receive one in the mail ( playing it safe in case the social distancing rules continue for a while) .  Please comment below OR SEND ME AN EMAIL  if you are eligible and want a catalog.  If you have already requested one,  I have your name on the list….not sure?  then request it again.   If you haven’t placed an order you may do so this week and/or send $5 by the 18th and I will put you on the list to receive one.  The $5 will be refundable on your first order following this deadline.

Interested in Card Kits?

I had planned to have a kit for the Ornate Garden suite at the April Buffet…sorry no buffet today :{….then the idea came to me that you might like to work on a kit at home. So I’m turning these into kits to mail out to you.  …watch the next blog for details on how to get more.   I know some of you don’t have all the supplies you need at home to make cards…just let me know if you want a few kits mailed to you or some sentiments stamped, etc.

As I posted on our last blog, know that Gary and I miss you and continue to pray for you to live in Divine Health.  We encourage you to stay positive and uplifted during this unpredictable time.  “Stay off the news – its filled with the spirit of death…move to the light and the spirit of life…. jump into your crafts…make something delicious to eat and praise God for taking care of us.  After all,  He takes care of the birds…why not you???  Send a card to encourage someone today!”

Thanks for stopping by today.  May your day be filled with sunshine and peace.

Miss you all….

Sandi

PS:  I hope to hear from you and can’t wait to see which cards you select.  Remember that when you comment it really counts and I am appreciative.

HOSTESS CODE EXPIRES APRIL 18TH

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ORNATE GARDEN – FOILS CARD CHALLENGE – SAB ENDS – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

Hey Stampers…
Just checking in during these interesting times. I am loving the quiet and slowed down pace of everything…how about you?  It’s reflective and refreshing and I refuse to walk in fear of that wicked virus from hell.  My craft room is a  busy little place.  How about yours? Aren’t we blessed to have a place to create and have fun…letting the cares of the world pass us by?  If you haven’t been taking advantage of your craft room supplies I encourage you to stop what you’re doing and go create a card or two.  AND I have a supply of a few things here if you run out and cant get what you need to finish a project….just email me…the mail is still working!!!
I was hoping we could get blooming  at the next buffet on April 10th with an exclusive early release from our new annual catalog. If not, what a great way to bring spring into your craft room. What do you think of these little creations? (Right out of the new 2020-2021 Catalog.)
Numbered from top left (1) to top right (2-3) and bottom (4)..Which is your favorite?
Please vote and comment on this blog so I know how many to prepare…and oh be sure to sign up for the buffet.  I am believing this social distancing quarantine will be over by then.  We have already deep cleaned our crafting space at the hotel with On Guard so we are disinfected.  IF NOT – I will be happy to mail you a kit of your favorite to work on – send me an email.  
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ORNATE GARDEN SUITE DETAILS

APRIL 1–MAY 31

ORNATE GARDEN Suite Collection • 154153 $136.75 Suite collection includes one of each item listed below • Available in French

Ornate Thanks Bundle Photopolymer • 154115 $46.75

Ornate Style Bundle Cling • 154119 $52.00

Ornate Floral  3D Embossing Folder 152725 $9.00

Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack 152479 $7.00

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 152488 $15.00

Gilded Gems 152478 $7.0

 

MY SPECIAL through April 30th  

  • Order the entire ORNATE GARDEN suite collection and get and extra 15% off (I’ll send you a check)
  • Place a $75 order and get the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder FREE
  • Place a $50 order and get the guided Gems or Ornate Garden Ribbon Pack FREE

SALE-A-BRATIONcoming to a close on March 31st…be sure to get that Paper Pumpkin subscription for 3 -6 or 12 months and qualify for those free sale-a-bration items.

HOW’S YOUR CARD CHALLENGE COMING?A perfect time to finish your masterpiece…several of you took on the challenge at the last buffet. Depending on the social distancing regulations next month, we may be doing this one on line…so be sure to submit a picture of your finished work to me by email.  the I will do a osteoporosis so we can all vote.  

WANT A 2020-2021 CATALOG?   Be sure you have placed an order since July 2019 – MARCH 2020 and I will put you on the mailing list to receive one in the mail( playing it safe in case the social distancing rules continue for a while) .  Please comment below OR SEND ME AN EMAIL  if you are eligible and want a catalog.

Know that Gary and I are thinking of you and want to encourage you to stay positive and uplifted during this unprecedented time in our history.  Stay off the news – its filled with the spirit of death…move to the light and the spirit of life…. jump into your crafts…make something delicious to eat and praise God for taking care of us.  After all,  He takes care of the birds…why not you???  Send a card to encourage someone today!

Please use this hostess code when ordering on line

NEW HOSTESS CODE EXPIRES APRIL 18TH

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Thanks for stopping by today…remember to comment on the things above and stay InKY!!!

Sandi