A BUCKET FULL OF BUNNIES, some ducklings and a catalog sneak peek!

CUTE BUNNIES shared by our generous papercrafting expert:  Karen Ford.             Karen comes every holiday with another special treat in buckets and baskets – enough for everyone!  This time some cute bunnies holding peppermint patties and a delightful little chick with a special basket for Meera.   What a treat for everyone!   THANK YOU KAREN!

 

MAMMA DUCK AND HER DUCKLINGS – FABLE FRIENDS in the Occasions Catalog – another popular choice with a little paper piecing and the Gingham Gala DSP, basket weave embossing fold These little ducklings are just so cute – it just feels good to work with them. Sharing pictures from our last buffet.

Product List

Petite Petals Punch

Petite Petals Punch
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$13.00

Sprig Punch

$18.00

In addition to ducks and bunnies and eggs,  this stamp set  is a beautiful reminder of  His Grace and LOVE during this holy  season of Easter

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EASTER GRACE:   His Grace stamp set with the dynamic Lace Embossing folder…a simple,  easy card for Easter on a monochrome background of soft sea foam. 

Sneak Peek – New catalog goes live on June 4th.  They should be reaching you sometime in May!  Here is a little preview from ON STAGE this weekend and some demo ideas with the new Bird Ballad Suite. Aren’t those birds just so sweet?

 

Bird Ballad Suite, New Catalog cover, Daisy Lane Stamp Set, Timeless Label Punch – all new items in the 2019-2020 Catalog.  The On Stage group is a little part of Amy’s Blossom Beauty Team of which we are a part.

Register Here for the next Buffet on May 7th -more graduation cards, Father’s Day, Pet Sympathy and more.

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Thanks for stopping by today. May LOVE fill your heart  this Easter season.

Sand

A CUP OF TEA and MOVING FORWARD

A CUP OF TEA FOR MOTHER’S DAY

The most popular card at the Tuesday buffet. A challenge but nonetheless, these veteran stampers did a beautiful job of choosing just the right teapot.

Top left:  Using clear vellum on top of Floral Romance DSP creates a beautiful effect on a flirty flamingo base that is embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic folder.  Bottom: Cup and Teapot stamped on whisper white and covered with the beautiful vellum sheet in the Floral Romance DSP.  Inspired by Su Mohr.

CHANGE IS GOOD:  Product News

Things will start getting a bit crazy with the end of this catalog year and the arrival of the new catalog! Stampin’ Up! did make a couple of announcements that you may want to know about. It was announced on Tuesday  that due to recent supplier issues (and other factors), Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying the current die-cutting machine and trimmer: The Big Shot and Stampin’ Trimmer will be retiring. These changes are giving Stampin’ Up! the    opportunity to research and explore replacement options. And there will be a gap when we do not have a trimmer or die-cutting machine available. 
  • On April 15th at 1:00 pm the retirement list will post to the website. Products will be as supplies last- so if there is something you can’t live without. Get it sooner rather than later
  • If you have the Stampin’ Trimmer, you will want to grab replacement blades right away. Because of on-going issues with the manufacturer, the trimmer, replacement blades and mats, will be discontinued. Right now you can order 3 sets of replacement blades per order. Starting April 15th, this number will increase to 6. Over the next few months, there will be small batches of inventory arrive and it’s anticipated to be depleted rapidly. When those few small batches end, that will be the end of this trimmer.
  • Stampin’ Up! is changing its die cutting and dry embossing lines. Innovation requires risk, and in their pursuit of a better overall die-cutting and embossing product line, they’ve experienced more significant challenges than originally planned for, including some transition issues like the die inventory problems experienced beginning in March. The new dies and folders will continue to work with the die-cutting machine we currently carry but in the 2019-20 catalog there will not be a die-cutting machine. I expect that one will be announced at some point during the year. You can click here to read more about the transition. 

When the retiring list goes live on April 15, the order limit for the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blade Refills will increase from three to six (and the limit will remain at six until they’re no longer available). And from now until September, SU will receive intermittent shipments from the supplier.

The dies and folders that will be offered will not be from our current supplier. So there will be small changes: the dies and folders will be manufactured differently; this means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you used the old style. Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine (in some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers). Click here for more details regarding the changes to our die-cutting machine, dies and embossing folders.

I post this and a few other comments from other demonstrators  on my Facebook page to encourage you.  I realize for many of you that this news may be a little jaw-dropping at first. I had a similar reaction. But after giving it a little more thought, reminding myself that change is an opportunity for new and better, and knowing what a strong company Stampin’ Up! has been for 30 years, I now anticipate some marvelous changes to come! And I’m excited. 

SNEAK PEEK:  

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2019-2020 CATALOG – all about creativity!!

NEW ANNUAL CATALOG COMING 

WANT A NEW ANNUAL CATALOG WHEN THEY COME OUT IN JUNE?  JUST SEND ME A NOTE, MESSAGE OR TEXT TO LET ME KNOW.  IT’S FREE IF YOU HAVE PLACED AN ORDER  OR ATTENDED A BUFFET SINCE JULY 2018.   DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS APRIL 30TH!

HOST CODE FOR ORDERS: SHVW4TWQends TODAY:  THURSDAY 4/11/19 at midnight 

NEW HOST CODE:    YKUDJ4YZ         BEGINS FRIDAY  4/12/19

Thanks for stopping by today….
Stay cozy and warm and expect it to melt quickly!!!!
Just beeeeeee…..
HaPpy Stamping”

Sandi

 

 

GRADUATION – A MAIN ATTRACTION!

GRADUATION – the main attraction for the April 9th buffet

Here are 2 examples of cards  ON THE BUFFET to make for individual school graduations.    There are also some logos for you to use on your card creations.  Some tassels are provided but you can learn to make more colors and the tassels on my Facebook page.

Elk Mound – top left      Menomonie – bottom

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OCCASIONS CATALOG NEWS

There are some products that are selling out in the 2019 Occasions Catalog already. These products were going to retire with this seasonal catalog anyway, but due to complications with Stampin’ Up!’s die supplier & not being able to replenish the inventory, the following items are no longer available:

  • Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553)
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)

AS mentioned in my last blog,  the Butterfly Duet (148523) and Cake Builder (148525) Punches are back!   Remember I pay the postage if you order $50 or more  in product until April 15th.  Please use the HOST CODE FOR ORDERS: SHVW4TWQ

NEW ANNUAL CATALOG COMING 

WANT A NEW ANNUAL CATALOG WHEN THEY COME OUT IN JUNE?  JUST SEND ME A NOTE, MESSAGE OR TEXT TO LET ME KNOW.  IT’S FREE IF YOU HAVE PLACED AN ORDER  OR ATTENDED A BUFFET SINCE JULY 2018.  THERE WILL BE A SIGN UP SHEET AT THE NEXT BUFFET IN APRIL.   DEADLINE FOR SIGNING UP IS APRIL 30TH!

Thanks for stopping by today…See you on Tuesday, April 9th!

HaPpY Stampin’

Sandi

 

GUESS WHAT’S BACK IN STOCK???

Just in time

The Butterfly Duet Punch and Butterfly Gala stamp set bundle are back in stock…just in time for you to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration items when you place a $50 order.

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But wait…another super popular product that has been on back order and has recently become available  is the Cake Builder Punch and the Piece of Cake Bundle. 
PRICE $31.50
You only have two more days left of sale-a-bration, so you could order both of these bundles now and qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item…Hurry while supplies last!
Just go on over to my on-line store and order yours…before they run out!!!  These are HOT items.
We’ll be using the butterfly punch  again at the next card buffet.  I love how it cuts out the tiny butterflies on the Butterfly DSP – free with qualified order!
Also, don’t forget to stock up on the retiring In Colors:

 

 

REMEMBER TO USE THE

March  Host Code:   SHVW4TWQ

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to remind you of what’s happening.
Have a great stampin’ weekend!
Sandi

SPRING HAS SPRUNG – well maybe!!! March 31st deadline and sign up for NEW annual catalog!!!

Hey Stampers…although we can’t see the ground yet, the calendar is never wrong!!!  In anticipation of warmer days, green grass, daffodils, tulips and spring graduation we have worked on the stamping room for the next buffet to make it more user friendly.

MARCH 12TH PHOTO GALLERY – Couldn’t resist sending these great photos (thanks Borgie) of some of  the stampers at the last buffet.  There was a fun IRISH Creative Corner to make your own individualize card…..

 

NEW COUNTRY FLORAL DYNAMIC EMBOSSING FOLDER:   GET IT FREE WITH $50 ORDER by MARCH 31ST!!!  this was THE favorite in Gorgeous Grape with a hint of Wink of Stella! A table of choices from note cards, colored card stock or create your own Pink Petal with a brayer rolled onto the embossing folder. If  you missed it last month it will be back in April – with a new look!  Register here if you’re interested. 

MORE BUTTERFLIES:   Our busy stampers from the March class have sent out a bunch of butterflies…and don’t seem to be tired of making them…

…so there will be more on the April buffet as well as cards for Easter, mothers, a fisherman’s special, a mechanic’s dream, spring birthdays  graduation, and more.

HOME TO ROOST:  another FREE Stamp set with a $50 order…this masked note card was a big hit – thanks to Shannon West from the home office.  Three steps,  a box of watercolors  and a blender pen made it all possible.  Everyone loved Mr. Rooster…a sweet and attractive  “JUST A NOTE” card. 

And don’t forget Paper Pumpkin…prepay and be eligible for the stampin’ rewards of sale-a-bration which ends March 31st.  My custom link to paper pumpkin

Here’s an Easter Preview beginning with Bowman’s best Goose”

 

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LOOK WHO’S READY FOR EASTER

Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st…check my last email with details about ordering the very best deal during this time period – a starter kit that includes a fantastic tote!!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the next buffet on April 9th…coming up soon…so be sure to register here.

HOST CODE FOR ORDERS: SHVW4TWQ

WANT A NEW ANNUAL CATALOG WHEN THEY COME OUT IN JULY?  just send me a note, message or text to let me know.  It’s free if you have placed an order  or attended a buffet Since JULY 2018.  There will be a sign up sheet at the next buffet in April.   Deadline for signing up is April 30th!

THANKS for stopping by on this sunny Wednesday!

HaPpY Stampin’!

Sandi  

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SPRING IS COMIN’!!!

MONTHLY CALENDARS – a labor of love!

What a blessing to receive 12 months,  all individually decorated by a long time stamper, Karen Ford!  The Spring months of pictures hardly show the love and creativity this woman put together as a gift for me!!!  I was so blessed.  I hope to share them every season so you can CASE her work..she is quite talented and I am grateful!

 Karen is always full of surprises…a basket of matchbook valentine gifts for everyone…a beautiful 12 months of calendars…and a bag of  hearts for Meera that included a hand made tic-tac-toe game.

WHAT’S ON THE BUFFET?

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We will brayer this FREE Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder with Mint Green for the season. A dash of Wink of Stella pops out those beautiful flowers. 
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Using a blender pen on a flip card with the FREE DSP!
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And an IRISH CREATIVE CORNER  with shamrocks, bling, an Irish blessing and lots of green to create your own card and sentiment!

A bit of this and that – working with blender pens, flip cards and an IRISH Creative Corner. (oh and the surprise Rooster card!)

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Look who’s back!!!l The Bowman Hall Goose dressed in shamrocks with red heart ear muffs…still pretty cold out there for this little fellow! Make a shamrock card at the buffet on Tuesday!

But SPRING IS COMING – it says so on the calendar!

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See you on Tuesday… with the Rooster surprise…nope I didn’t forget.   Sign up here…there are 4 slots left – better yet…bring a friend for the LUCK OF THE IRISH drawing!!  It will be a fun time and guaranteed no snow – but there may be a river of water so be careful.

Hiding in my craft room when the snow starts…have a fun weekend!  Thanks for stopping by….and HaPpY Stampin’!

Sandi

REMINDER:  Tomorrow, March 10th,   is the Last day to sign up for MARCH Paper Pumpkin – remember 2 stamp sets in this one!!  Did you know?  During Sale-A-Bration, you can receive Sale-A-Bration rewards (at each $50 spent) and as always host rewards if you spend over $150. The 12 month subscription would net $20.90 in host/hostess rewards to spend as you please.  Now, is the time to act if you are interested in maximum benefits with your Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription.

 

BREAKING NEWS TODAY MARCH 1ST!!!

Jacquie Lawson Breaking News ecard Framelits Dies, New Punch and a New Stamp Set ARE HERE March 1!!

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Stampin’ Up! has some awesome new products that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration current and products that will be available for purchase beginning  TODAY March 1!

Check out the new Framelits Dies that coordinate with the Lasting Lily stamp set, the Hello Cupcake stamp set, the So Hoppy Together stamp set and the Painted Seasons stamp set!  The Story Label Punch coordinates with the fantastic new More Than Words stamp set that will also be available March 1!  I love that this stamp set has sentiments that coordinate with the Sale-a-bration stamp sets!!

You can see more details about the new products on this flyer (click to open it ).

March 1-15 Host Code    G297JZW4  ALL ORDERS OF $50 OR MORE GET A FREE GIFT FROM ME WHEN YOU ORDER ON MY SITE WITH A HOST CODE.

PAPER PUMPKIN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

papaerpumpkin1yrClick on the link to see the February PP video…MUST ORDER BY MARCH 10TH- take advantage of this one…to get the March PP with an extra stamp set FREE!!

Thanks for stopping by today…hope you get a chance to see all the new items available.  Here is a card i made recently which seems to be an appropriate message for you today!

LOVELY DAY BUTERFLY

Come play with more butterflies at the next buffet on March 12th. Register here!     Thanks for visiting today and please leave a comment!

HaPpY Stampin’ !

SANDI

THE BUTTERFLIES TAKE IT!

Hi Stampers!

I apologize that It took me a while to get another post going – ‘m catching up on things that didn’t get done because of all the “weather” we’ve been having!!!!  Enjoy all the pics from the February19th rescheduled card buffet.  I’m so grateful to all the stampers who managed to come and craft in the sunshine!!!

Finalizing Valentine’s Day!

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Karen (right) surprised us all with individual matchbook covers on post-a-notes!  Rosie loved hers!

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           This little truck was full of love…the washi tape made a perfect roadway!

THE BUTTERFLIES TAKE IT:

We did a little poll on the cards offered and the butterflies take it!!!  Everyone enjoyed making some combination of these cards and adding antenna to their fanciful colored butterflies.  That botanical DSP is so full of flutters…we’re gonna make a new one in March.  Be sure to SAVE THE DATE – MARCH 12TH and register to come  HERE 

All from the BUTTERFLY GALA BUNDLE and the FREE BOTANICAL BUTTERFLY DSP.  The beautiful, free and very popular organdy ribbon is sold out. Glad we had a little to finish these cards.

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TISSUE BOX COVER SHARED BY KAREN
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BRUSHO demo with DIANE E.

RUNNER UP:     BEST CATCH

Sponging with glycerine and re-inkers…a new technique

So Hoppy FROGS took 3rd place:

 

CHOCOLATES AND VALENTINES:

Here is Dawn and her guest Pam with January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Be Mine Valentine- at the chocolate table.  I think more chocolates were eaten than Valentine pillows made!  It was a great Paper Pumpkin kit with 26 pillow boxes to fill….perfect for a classroom valentine celebration.

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PAPER PUMPKIN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

  • MUST sign up by the 10th of the month to receive the MARCH kit.
  • $20 for a Paper Pumpkin kit is always a steal, but in March the deal is even better! There has never been a better time for a new customer to join Paper Pumpkin.The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects

Look at these added benefits for pre-paid sign ups and be eligible to earn the SAB  FREE products.

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PLEASE:  Use the NEW HOST CODE    G297JZW4     All orders of $50 or more get a free gift from me when you order on my site with a host code.  

Thanks for stopping by today…more to come next week!  To all my Wisconsin friends…enjoy the blizzard – it’s coming down at 1 inch per minute as I write this!!!  HaPpY Stampin’!

Sandi

HANGIN’ WITH LOVE… A Catalog Resource…New SAB FREE!!!

Good morning Stampers!

ANOTHER “WEATHER” DAY and I am still “confined” to my craft room!!! LOL  …loving every minute of it…what an addiction!  WOW!!!  6 to 10 more inches tonight!!!  BE sure to check the Three Lakes Art Center on my Facebook page…

HANGIN’ WITH LOVE: 3 choices of cards to make at the February buffet inspired by Su Mohr’s hanging hearts.   She says those little red cardinals just love landing on the branches of your cards!  Come see for yourself and make a last minute valentine or special birthday card with a hanging heart and a red cardinal.  Lots of heart choices, paper and all sorts of branches ALREADY cut for you from the Wood Textured DSP!!!  Change the sentiment to meet your card needs…NOTE:  these are great for men, too! Why not…the DSP is called Urban District – designed for men!

 

DELIVERED WITH LOVE

 

WOOD AND RED TWINE

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HANGIN' su Mohr

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PAST CATALOG RESOURCE:   Thank you Rachel Tessman for sharing this  link to Michael Funk’s website  where he has listed all past catalogs.  What a GREAT RESOURCE for ideas and the use of old stamp sets.  BE sure to put this in a file you can remember….it’s a treasure!

Hope you enjoyed what came out of my craft room today.

New Sale-a-Bration items coming on the 15th...WATCH THIS WITH KAITLIN from the home office to learn all about the new SAB rewardsPainted Season for Sale-A-Bration Second Release

WOW!  Lots of things to take advantage of during  Sale-A-Bration stampin’ Rewards  AND my FREE give aways for orders of $50 or more.Must use this host code when you order to choose a free gift from me T2VZKGKA

SALE from my previous post EXTENDED BY REQUEST:  Sale now Ends FRIDAY  February 8th at midnight…hurry and get your free gifts…double dip!!!   Place a $50 order and instead of the current offer from me for an embossing folder, you may also choose to get  your own Wink of Stella.  Place a $75 order and get your choice of sequins, bakers twine and a discount certificate for your next order. PLUS you get all the benefits of the SAB Sale-a-Bration!!!

Hope you are signed up for the LOVE buffet on February 12th…thanks for visiting today and please leave a comment!

HaPpY Stampin’ Day!

Sandi