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

 

#6
#6 Birthday on Copper flitter paper
#5
#5 Glitz

 

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#4 Sympathy
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#3 HELLO
#2
#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

APRIL BUFFET CARDS AND TANGLES

Hi Stampers!  Hope every had a blessed Easter!  Such a beautiful day – the trees are all budded and ready to pop and the forsythia bloomed exactly on time!  The blue psylium is in bloom and the birds are singing their spring song!

Time is flying and I just realized I forgot to post some of the best photos Borgie captured at the last buffet.  Watching these stampers doing their best to untangle some linen thread was quite entertaining!

ALL TANGLED UP for Mother’s Day!

Olive linen thread gave this group a workout to finish this Mother’s Day Card

GRADUATION CARDS  –  Many school choices

Menomonie High School was a big attraction even for newcomers!

Welcome Darla, Nancy and welcome back Lisa.

FRIENDS AND REGULARS

 

Have you signed up for the next buffet on May 14th – featuring Father’s day, maybe a different graduation card, a twist on the Best Catch fish, sympathy, wedding and a card or two from the new catalog so you can see what’s coming. Remember to bring your snips,  adhesives and come play.  We will also be trying the new distinctive Paper Pumpkin Stamps!

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New items added today…check it out… click on the Clearance Rack!  Some at 60% off!
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COMING SOON   2019-2020 CATALOG

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoyed the photos.  We apologize if we missed any of you….we appreciate you doing to the buffet each month.  It keeps my craft room very busy and we both stay out of trouble!

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HaPpy Stampin’

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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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April 13-30 Host Code:      YKUDJ4YZ    

I pay postage on all orders over $75 until midnight April 15th.                                              Read about it on Facebook.

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

 

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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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  

HeartFelt Designs