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February 2013

Stampin' Up! "The Basics" Online Class!

Third post for today! Whew!

Needed to tell you about "The Basics" a Stampin'Up! created Online Class you can purchase from me  for only $14.95 now!

This class was developed by Stampin' Up! to give beginners and seasoned crafters instruction and inspiration!

Now you can attend from anywhere, anytime...You DO NOT have to own My Digital Studio to enjoy this class!  It is called an “Online Class” because you purchase it from my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

but you download it to your own computer after purchase!

  • Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success!
  • Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step-outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. Join the fun!

Step 1: Purchase the Class in my Online Store. Item Code # 133385, $14.95.

You may purchase anything in my Online Store in addition to this download (including stamps, MDS downloads, Clearance Rack and more!). For every $50 spent, choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item. Order $150, receive $25 in free Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice, PLUS receive a free package of Silver Glimmer Paper! (The Sale-a-bration items and Silver Glimmer Paper offer is only good through March 22, 2013)

Note: This Purchase will qualify you for my Online Ordering Gift-the three tutorials featured at the top of my blog!


STEP 2: PC Instructions:
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them!). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.

STEP 2: Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

 STEP 3: ENJOY! Open your main class folder and you will have 6 classes / folders each labeled. You will be able to enjoy these classes over and over and over!!!!

Here's an overview picture of the projects included:

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I'm leaving in a few minutes to go to my West Frankfort party, so I will see you tomorrow!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! evening!

 


Stampin' Up! Ears to You!

I created this adorable box  using the Happy Hello Simply Sent Kit and the "Ears to You" single stamp!

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All three tutorials show you how to make three different projects using the Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit which you can get free when you place a $50 order!

Here's more ideas using this kit that show the other two projects included in the tutorials:

Simply Sent Happy Hello 1
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I would LOVE to send out a BUNCH of these free tutorials! Order from me and you will receive it in your inbox promptly so you can start creating these projects!

My website again:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

Products used:

132659L

Ears To You Clear-Mount Stamp Set #132659
Price: $6.95  Clear-Mount Only

With trendy patterns and funky flair, bunnies have never been so bold! Use this stamp to spring into spring and stamp in style. So, ears to you and many hoppy times with these three bouncy bunnies.

 

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Labels Collection Framelits Dies #125598
Price: $26.95

The innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you’re placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single labels for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer Series Paper. Labels Collection coordinates with our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. Largest label is approximately 5-7/16" wide. Includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die Storage.


Stampin'Up! Button Buddies and Punch Elmo!

Good Morning! How are you today? I'm good. Still plodding away on the dreaded taxes. Yesterday I went with my daughter Jessica, to her accountant to take all of her tax information in and the lady had them done in a snap! Guess I did a good job compiling all the info she needed. Hope I can do the same for myself!

Today's cards are from the same monthly swap as the ones I featured yesterday. The theme of February's swap was Masculine or Children, and today's samples would fit in the "children" category, I think!

This first sample was made by Tamie Ackerson. She gave this little Button Buddies snail a fresh look with Tangerine Tango cardstock, Sycamore Street free Designer Paper, Sycamore Street free Ribbon & Button Pack, and "happy birthday" from the darling little greeting set, Made For You!

Tamie ackerson
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Darling little Elmo was created by Linda Pagel with scallop & circle punches and the same free Sycamore Street Designer Paper and Ribbon & Button Pack! "Wishing you a" is from the current Hostess Set, "Wacky Wishes"!

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This inside greeting is also from Wacky Wishes.

Linda pagel 2
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That's it for today! In addition to working on my taxes more today I'm also prepping for a Stamp Camp in West Frankfort tonight! I'm really looking forward to a "tax break" to stamp with some realy fun ladies!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All supplies can be found in my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net


Stampin' Up! Fresh Swaps with Feeling Sentimental!

I just received my monthly swap in the mail yesterday! Yay! I showed you my swap for this month here.

I'm going to show you just a couple of the ones I received for today, done with the Sale-a-bration set, Feeling Sentimental. They are exceptionally well done!
Cathy stepenson
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Cathy Stepehenson used the "Motion Stamping" technique, a Stampin' Sponge, Argyle Textured Impressions Folder, Modern Label Punch, and the "for you from me!" stamp in A Word for You.

Katy simecka
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Katy Simecka paired the same vintage trike with Fan Fair Designer Paper, First Edition Specialty Paper, and Naturals Designer Buttons!

I can't let you go today without sharing an update on my little grandson, Liam! Liam is rolling, rolling, rolling all around the living room these days! My oldest son, Troy, was  a roller, too, so Liam is bringing back fond memories for me! Liam tends to take a toy with him as he rolls, sometimes he even takes a wooden yardstick with him (I will definitely have to get a picture of that!)

Today Liam was rolling with his xylophone accompanying him:

Liam the roller

I swear I didn't do a thing to stage this photo.This is all Liam! LOVE getting to spend a couple of days each week with him! I consider my self so blessed to be his grammie!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Of course, all products used for these cards can be found in my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product showcase:

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Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127750
Price: $7.95

New larger size! Folder: 4-1/4" x 6-3/8". Coordinates with the Patio Party suite. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders emboss a single sheet of paper and make deep impressions. Use with the Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and the Multipurpose Platform.

 

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A Word For You - Clear-Mount Stamp #120528
Price: $16.95

With warm thoughts and charismatic fonts, there are enough greetings in this set to pair with just about any image on any kind of card. (And, you can get even more options by using only part of each message.) It’s a foundational set for any stamp collecti

Set Quantity: 6

 

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Fan Fair Designer Series Paper #126918
Price: $10.95

12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin- free. Coordinates with the Fan Fair suite. Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla.

 

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First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper #121878
Price: $12.95

Love the look of typesetting in vintage encyclopedias and reference books? So do we—it’s a grand design element for all kinds of paper crafting projects. With our First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, you won’t have to agonize about wanting to rip pages out of old books anymore—it’s got all the text and texture you want. Rid yourself of the guilt! Use it to create backgrounds, layer with accents, papier-mâché, wrap small gifts, and more.

■ Includes 24 sheets: 4 each of 6 single-sided designs
■ 12" x 12"
■ Acid and lignin free
■ Coordinates with Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Set Quantity: 24

 

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Naturals Designer Buttons #127554
Price: $4.95

Add a trendy, wood-like adornment.
• 24 buttons: 8 ea. of 3 designs
• Sizes: 3/8"; 5/8"; 7/8"

 

 

 


Stampin' Up! Oh, Hello! is Oh WOW!

Good morning! Hope you are having a good Tuesday! Today I want to show you some Leadership samples of the Oh Hello stamp set!

Thanks
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You can also purchase the Oh Hello stamp set in a bundle with the Ovals Collection Framelits for a 15% savings!

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Hello 2
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Blue
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Box
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Feathers
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Hello
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Invited
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Oh hello
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And finally, more scrapbook pages!

Page 1
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So cute
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Page 4
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That's all for now! Today is my hubby's birthday! Our family celebrated together on Sunday, but I hope to get to spend some time with him sometime today!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Note: All supplies can be purchased at my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Products used:

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Oh, Hello Bundle Clear #131101
Price: $38.95  Also available in a Wood-Mount Bundle

Coordinating Oh, Hello Stamp Set + Ovals Collection Framelits = 15% savings!

 

 

 


Stampin' Up! Leadership Swaps-Feeling Sentimental!

Since I've been spending more time than normal on the road to doctor appointments, I've been going through more of my Leadership swap pictures and have been finding more that needed to be shared with you! Today's samples are with the Sale-a-bration set, Feeling Sentimental:

Booth 1
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I LOVE all of the vintage images in this set!

Trike 5
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I especially love that in addition to the three vintage images of the phone booth, ferris wheel, and tricycle, the word "Celebrate" works for so many occasions!

Celebrate 8
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Celebrate 1
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Booth 3
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Trike 1
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Booth 2
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Celebrate 2
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Celebrate 3
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This set works for cards, tags, and scrapbook pages!

Tags
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Trike 3
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Trike 4
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Page 4
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Page 2
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Page 1
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Isn't it cute how this page has tickets from the "Take a Ticket" standard wheel to go along with the ferris wheel theme?

I LOVE how so many of the products in the Stampin' Up! catlogs coordinate together, even when they are not issued at the same time!

That's it for today! Enjoy your Monday. I'll be back tomorrow with more samples to share.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

P.S. Remember, all of these products, including the Sale-a-bration products, can be viewed and ordered from the Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 


Stampin' Up! Origami Dapper Dad!

Happy Sunday Morning! Just a REEEEAAL quick post today, not much detail to share, but wanted to let you see the card I swapped this month using Dapper Dad, Parker's Patterns Designer Paper, and the Sweet Buttons Embosslit:

Dapper dad 1
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The greeting is from Henry Says, and the inside words are from Bring on the Cake!

Dapper dad 2
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That's all for now! Big family day today! We are celebrating my sweet hubby's birthday with all of our children and his mother at our house! I have a 5 lb. roast in the crockpot, a hashbrown casserole and cream-of-chicken-potatoes in the oven, and all the veggies ready to finish as soon as we get home from church. Each daughter is contributing something yummy, and there's a fresh gallon of vanilla ice cream in the freezer (my hubby LOVES ice cream!) It will be a day of grandbabies, fun, and family!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 


Stampin' Up! Best of Love "Olive You"!

Happy Saturday to you! Sorry for the delay to day in getting my post up, I just let myself me a little lazy this morning!

Some of you are probably wondering about how my eye surgery went. It went well. No pain, just a little "poke" feeling. A little headache for awhile, but not migraine level. Eye a little "smeary", with some particles floating around, but most of it is gone already this morning. It took longer for the prep than the surgery itself!

They are pretty sure it was completely successful. My left eye pressure was 17 before the procedure, 14 fifteen minutes after. Just have some anti-inflammatory drops to put in it 3 times a day.

Having the right eye done next Friday. Checking on the status of the "Vitreal Membrane Detachment" (which was the eye event that started all of this in the first place) on March 18th. Hopefully if I don't get a tear in my retina by then I will be out of the woods.

We just never know what life is going to throw at us, do we? I'm taking the VMD as a blessing in disguise as they wouldn't have caught the "Narrow Angle Glaucoma" this early without it!

As promised, here's the final sample for the "Best of Love" class:
Olive you 1
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Who doesn't want a giant olive for their birthday??!!!

I used one of the Ovals Framelits Dies to make the olive card shape, then punched the pimento opening with the Extra Large Oval Punch. The greeting is from Henry Says, since it was still out on my stamping desk. It was the right size to fit in the Ticket Duo Punch!

Olive you 3
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I cut a smaller Real Red Oval Framelit for the pimento layer on the inside (the Oval Framelits contain 7 sizes of ovals). I stamped the "olive you!" in Jet Black StazOn twice, on Whisper White and on Real Red, then cut out the Real Red one to pape-piece over the white layer. Why did I make my olive red on the inside, and not Lucky Limeade like the card base? I really have no idea, except it just seemed to me to make a nicer contrast with all the green!

That's it for today! I'm still working on taxes (they have taken a back seat this week with all of this eye stuff going on). I was much more inclined to partake of "stamping therapy" than taxes!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products can be ordered from my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Products used:

129381L

Ovals Collection Framelits Dies #129381
Price: $26.95

Easily cut stamped images from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set. Largest scallop oval: 4-1/4" x 5-1/8". 6 dies. Cuts single sheets of paper with your Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform.

 

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Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859
Price: $16.95

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest, dimension, and color to your cards, tags, and scrapbook pages. You can glue punched shapes directly onto your projects or layer a sheet of card stock that has been punched over a coordinating card stock for a reverse effect.

■ New, sleeker body style
■ Larger surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
■ Locks to store

 

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Ticket Duo Punch #126883
Price: $15.95

Get your tickets! Coordinating shapes for layering and more.

 

 

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Best Of Love Stamp Set #132987
Price: $14.95 Clear-Mount Only

Happy 25th anniversary to us! Every month during 2013, we’re smashing up some of our all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. And what else would you expect from a February set than images that will help you make that perfect Valentine? Share the love with the Best of Love set!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and D needed for this set.

Heart Block D
Read my Lips Block B
Olive You Block B
Love You Much Block B
Love You Block C
Love Block D

 

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Henry Says Clear-Mount Stamp Set #128093
Price: $21.95

This elephant never forgets birthdays or Christmas! Stamps include banners or ornaments to hang from his trunk, and hats to suit any occasion.

Set Quantity: 13


Stampin' Up! Best of Love Meets Henry Says!

Today is the day I have my left eye's "narrow angles" corrected! Think of me around 2 p.m. today!

Until then, here's another one of the samples for my "Best of Love" class that I will be re-scheduling soon!

Henry 1
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I combined Henry Says stamps with the "love you" from Best of Love. I used Parker's Patterns Designer Paper to give this card a masculine feel.

Henry 2
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The "Happy Birthday" from Curly Cute finishes off the inside perfectly. I added the happy little birdies to the bottom with Jet Black StazOn, then stamped the "Hooray Hooray" with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out to paper-piece over the black-stamped words.

That's it for today! I have one more "Best of Love" sample to show you tomorrow, so come back, please!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products can be purchased at my online store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Products used:


132987S

Best Of Love Stamp Set #132987
Price: $14.95

Happy 25th anniversary to us! Every month during 2013, we’re smashing up some of our all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. And what else would you expect from a February set than images that will help you make that perfect Valentine? Share the love with the Best of Love set!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and D needed for this set.

Heart Block D
Read my Lips Block B
Olive You Block B
Love You Much Block B
Love You Block C
Love Block D

128093L

Henry Says Clear-Mount Stamp Set #128093
Price: $21.95  Wood-Mount Available

This elephant never forgets birthdays or Christmas! Stamps include banners or ornaments to hang from his trunk, and hats to suit any occasion.

Set Quantity: 13

 

 

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Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper #131021
Price: $10.95

Bold colors. Trendy patterns. Think of the possibilities! 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid- and lignin-free. Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, and Very Vanilla

 

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Curly Cute - Clear-Mount Stamp #120510
Price: $14.95

An extra curve here and swirl there gives a font the perfectly playful details that can make a greeting spectacular. Give some extra enthusiasm to your message with the salutations in our Curly Cute set. With a handful of phrases for some of the most comm

Set Quantity: 5

 

 


Stampin' Up! Best of Love Collector's Stamp Set Sample #3!

Good morning! Even though I'm not able to have my "Best of Love" class this weekend due to the eye surgery I will be having on Friday, I still wanted to share the projects I have completed for the class when I do get a chance to reschedule it!

In today's sample I paired  "Fabulous You" with the "love you much" stamp from "Best of Love":

Fabulous you 1
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"Sycamore Street Designer Paper is combined with 2011-2013 In Color Patterns Stack Paper in Calypso Coral, Pool Party & Whisper White cardstock. I white embossed the shoe and the "love you much" phrase for an extra lacy look. I love how the "Vine Street" folder coordinates with the Sycamore Street Designer Paper!

Here's the inside:

Fabulous you 2
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I really love how well this phroase from "Fabulous You" follows through with the theme of the card!

That 's all for today! I'm off to see Liam today, then this afternoon I get to go with Alisa to her follow-up

sonogram appointment!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All supplies can be found in my Online Store:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net