SUNFLOWERS,WATERCOLOR AND A SURVEY

HEY STAMPERS!!!  DID YOU MISS IT IN JULY?  Come join the fun next month.  Here are a few pictures of our re-opening in July.  It made my heart sing to see all of you again. We did a watercolor technique in Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock, worked with a sunflower challenge and there was even a Paper Pumpkin table for easy fun.

 

Meera is on the clock…working hard to sanitize every table and chair  with OnGuard.  She sprayed everyone’s hands and then made all the sample Paper Pumpkin cards .

RESPOND TO THE SURVEY:  Should we do it again in ‘August? Masks? Is there a better choice for Social distancing?  Please make comments below and when you reply be sure to add your suggestions for a better way.  i will keep the number of kits to a minimum and bring individual kits to purchase if you missed any.

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I really need your input so please RSVP here or send me a text/email or message in messenger.  Register HERE.

LAST CALL FOR BONUS DAYS: 

7-01-20_dheader_bonusdays_naspukThere is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.  WATCH FOR AN EMAIL AND SAVE THE CODE.  

WHAT’S ON THE AUGUST BUFFET?  Featuring the Birds and Branches Bundle ..no 2 cards alike.  Design your own white on white with a touch of Balmy Blue.  Special inside die cut makes the card applicable for many occasions. Oh and be sure to come pick up your HANDMADE FOR YOU holiday catalog.

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SPECIALS THIS MONTH thru August 15th:    Spend $75 and get a free class or a $10 off coupon for your next order.   Please use the Hostess code when ordering.

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July 27th – August 15th

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you were inspired by these creative stampers. Register for the next one and be sure to give your opinion for how to handle COVID.

HaPpY Stampin’

Sandi

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

K& S Coffee House; What’s Coming in March?

Hello Stampers!

Hope you are enjoying the ALMOST SPRING sunshine and warm weather!  It’s gonna be an early spring for sure.

The Knapp Stout Coffee House in Downsville has a new espresso machine…some of you remember our first card classes there…such a great place and now Stephanie and her husband Christian have their own coffee roasting business “Scatterbrain Coffee”!  If you’re  a coffee drinker you should stop in for a cup of delicious, fresh brewed, organic coffee.  I decided to make a few coffee cards for the occasion. Eager to play with the Rise and Shine Reversible Cup Stamps from the SAB 2nd release brochure.   Interested in making some coffee cards at the next buffet?  Comment below so I know who you are.

Take a look at those Crepes.. “Our very own pan-crepes! Come see us this Sunday for this yummy bite… stuffed with mini cinnamon chips, strawberries, blueberries, whipped topping, and pure WI maple syrup.”

WHAT’S NEW ON THE BUFFET?  We will be playing with the Honey Bee Stamp Set and the Honeycombs in the FREE Golden Honey Special DSP.  

He’S BACK.….Bowman’s Goose all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day.  Isn’t he a riot? We’ve got a few more ideas for St. Patty’s day cards coming up on March 10th…a great “create your own” table.

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Are you registered yet?  Do it now so you don’t forget.  Come get your copy of the new Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release Brochure that begins March 3rd to 31st!  I can’t wait to show you the SO VERY VELLUM DSP.  We will be making cards with the FLOWERING FOILS DSP (see the video on our Facebook page).

Thanks for stopping by today… and thanks for leaving a comment so I know you’ve been here!

Sandi

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POPPIES Poppin’Up EVERYWHERE!

Happy 2020 Stampers!

2020 is off and running and I’m trying to catch my breath!  Hope you had wonderful holiday time with family and friends….and didn’t overindulge… we were not the most self-disciplined but enjoyed every morsel!

 

I just can’t help myself…these poppies are just amazing!  Have you seen the DSP?  I wanted to make a card with it for the Buffet on January 14th  but I had the hardest time deciding which design to use…so far I have 3 and there may be more as I haven’t put the pack of paper away yet!!! Do any of these speak to you?  I will make a limited few for those who respond so send me your choices by Friday evening: 1-  band of red poppies at top…2 – field of poppies bottom left or  3 – paint splattered poppies .    Then the REAL Poppy card will emerge I am sure! We may just have a whole table of poppies for you to play with. What do you think about that?

Watch for a Poppy Special coming up!!!

Thanks for “popping” in … see you on Tuesday…don’t forget to register.

Sandi

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BLACK FRIDAY EARLY!!! ON-LINE EXTRAVAGANZA HAS BEGUN

ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZAHooray, what a great sale. In this Online Extravaganza you’ll have the opportunity to get fabulous ink pads and card stock at a fantastic savings. Here’s a LITTLE VIEW with all the bundles  listed.  Go to my website to see it all!

  • Stock up on things you’ve been wanting for a while—now’s the time! You probably can’t get enough of neutrals because they’re, well, neutral! Our Regals Collection is always a good way to step up your game.
  • And who hasn’t fallen in love with our In Colors already!You can make anything with these collections of ink pads and paper! The Christmastime Is Here Suite is a perfect excuse to buy the ink pads and paper you need for that suite, like Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Early Espresso.

November Online Extravaganza

Not only that, but we’ve also got eight fabulous bundles on sale. Did you know that in the original pricing they are reduced by 10%? Now, Stampin’ Up! has added on an additional 5% savings. So that’s 15% off during this Online Extravaganza.

Save 15% on these Fabulous Bundles         

RESERVE YOUR MINI CURVY TEA LITE BOX NOW!!!

SEE PREVIOUS POST FOR DETAILS

IMPORTANT:  sign up to make one with the mercury glass DSP ON DECEMBER 10TH.  You must  leave a comment and let me know if you like them as much as I do AND also request to reserve one for you.hostess-code-1 2

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY….and remember

Stay InKy…

Sandi