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February 2015

Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom!

Hey there! It's another FREEZING cold day here, but that can be said for much of the U.S., can't it? Last night I got to stamp with a lovely group of ladies that I love. Their group is not actually a club, because we keep having new stampers coming every month, but their event is a Mystery Hostess Stamp Camp!

Here's how it works:

Each stamper brings a finger food of their choice to the event. (if they can't bring a snack that's o.k. too) Everyone has the choice to either pay the flat $10 stamp camp fee or place an order of at least $30 to stamp the 4 cards for free. Everyone who places an order gets their name in a drawing to see who gets the Host Benefits from the combined total of the night's orders. Whoever was the hostess the month before is excluded from the drawing, even though they usually place an order anyway.

It works out pretty well; everyone seems to be happy and has a great time stamping, snacking, and visiting!

Here's one of the cards we made last night. This was inspired by a Leadership swap:
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I just realized as I was adding my watermark to these pictures that it is out-of-date. It's 2015, isn't it? I've been so involved with my grandbabies that I haven't had time to think about my watermark date! Guess this goes on my "to do" list for next week!

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This set, Lotus Blossom, is one of the sets you can choose from the Sale-a-bration brochure when you place a $50 order. About half of the stampers placing orders last night chose this set for their freebie!

That's all for now. If you would like to choose this set for your $50 order freebie, just go to my online store to place your order: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

Here's your shopping list for today's card:

 

 Don't forget, all orders of any amount placed in my online store will receive a Thank-you Project Packet in the mail from me!

Until tomorrow, which is Sunday Swap Day, have a Stampingrox! day!

©Stampin'Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Sheltering Tree in Bloom!

Hey there! I've been catching up on things around here since I got home from Kimberly's on Tuesday night. I had a class at the Cozy Table in Benton, IL yesterday afternoon, then Mark's birthday was yesterday, and I have a Stamp Camp in Marion, IL tonight. Busy, busy, busy finishing up February!

The card I have for you today was inspired by a Leadership swap from Alicia Graham:

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So girly and springlike! The blossoms on the tree are heat embossed with Blushing Bride embossing powder.

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I have an appointment in an hour, so I'd better get off of here and get ready! If I get a chance I will pop back in and post the supply list for this card, as well as my class hand out later today. If you can't wait, you can always shop on your own in my online store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

Until tomorrow, (or later) have have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Tuesday Weekly Deals and a Card!

Hey there! Thought I would pop in here this morning and give you the New Weekly Deals and a card!

First, the card:

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This card is one of my Online Class Cards this month, inspired by a swap I received at Leadership by Debbi Silberberg. We will be using  the Love is Kindness set with a "puff" technique for the blooms to give them more dimension.

Now for the new Weekly Deals!

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You can grab the deals you want most in my online store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

While you are there be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and New Arrivals, as well as regular and Occasions Catalog items!

All orders of at least $50 (before shipping & tax) qualify to receive a free Sale-a-bration item of your choice!

ALL orders of ANY amount will receive a Thank-you project packet, complete with full-color printed instructions, in the mail from me!

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day on Monday!

Hey there. I've been helping Kimberly with baby Darcy, so my weeks have just been flying!

I tried this  post yesterday on Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately my daughter lives way out in the "sticks" so her internet is crummy. Now it's Monday morning when her internet is at its' best, so we'll see!

First, an elegant swap from Teri Wells. Teri used  Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, and Soft Sky with touches of Whisper White for her swap:

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Up close you can see the detail from the Something Lacy background stamp, as well as the White Jute Ribbon and Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim:

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Here's the shopping list for Teri's card. Click on any image and you can go to my online store to order:

Next a masculine card using Guy Greetings from Lorraine Duran:

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Up close the Rhinestones Basic Jewels were colored with the darkest of the Skin Tone Blendabilities:

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Here's the supply list to shop in my online store:

Banner Punch
$12.95

Lastly, another masculine card by Denise Sullivan:

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I love all the pattern choices in the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Basic Metal Button and thread pulled from the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon give this card an "Industrial" look:

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 Shopping list for my online store:

 

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$4.95

 

That's all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop February Edition, Sale-a-bration Accessories!

Hey there! It's the 15th, which means it's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop day! yay!

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If you came from Stella MacKay's blog, Stellar Stamps, you have seen her fun creation! Love my friend Stella and love her creativity!

I chose the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper for my Sale-a-bration accessory. I combined it with the "smile" stamp from the So You set from the Occasions Catalog.

The Best Year Ever DSP is so gorgeous all I added was a bit of embossing with the Large Polka Dot folder and one single Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

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Inside I used a sentiment from the annual catalog Big News set, as well as stars stamped in Coastal Cabana inside and on the envelope. Sweet!

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Want to make this card? ! This layout will work for many alternate greetings but this card makes me smile! Click on the link below to download the class handout with step-by-step directions:

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That's all for now. You can shop for all your stampin' supplies by clicking on this link to go to my online store:http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

When your order reaches $50 (before tax & shipping), you will be prompted to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Even if you don't order $50, every order of any amount placed in my online store will receive a Thank-you project packet in the mail from me! Thank-you packets will be mailed after March 1st, as I am currently staying with my daughter who just gave birth to our 8th grandchild (she has a 2 1/2 year-old son, Liam)

Here's the supply list for the Smile card. Click on any image to go directly to my online store:

 

 

Don't forget to continue on to the next blog on the hop, Judy Garza's Stamping With Judy G!

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop Is Tomorrow!

Hey there! I don't have anything planned to show you today, but I want to remind you to be sure to come back tomorrow because tomorrow is:

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You can start here at my blog, then journey through 11 more blogs filled with fun and fabulous projects using accessories from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Big Day Stamp Set and Blendabilities Markers!

Hey there! I'm at Kimberly's now, helping with Liam and Miss Darcy! yay!

We have been having a quiet morning, so I thought I would pop on here and post the next installment of some favorite products of mine, the Big Day Sale-a-bration stamp set and the Blendabilities Markers!

DID YOU KNOW? You can choose a set of the Blendabilities markers as your free item with a $50 during SAB? You can! yippee!

Make a big birthday splash with the Big Day Stamp Set. Create professional-looking cards for special birthday friends with the magic of a stamp and our easy-to-use Stampin' Blendabilities Markers!

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An idea with supply list using the Big Day stamp set:

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These ideas are featured in the Sale-a-bration Brochure.

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Stampin' Blendabilities Markers make coloring and blending easy-you won't spend hours, but it will  look like you did! Each alcohol ink assortment includes three markers: a light, medium, and dark shade for perfect blending and shading. With 12 assortments to choose from, the only hard part about Stampin' Blendabilities is choosing which ones to use first!

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! that teaches Basic Blendabilities Techniques:

 

More samples using the Big Day stamp set. These were all created by either Lynsay Mahon or Janet Wakeland for Stampin' Up! to share:

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Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder and Birthday Bash Specialty Paper:

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With the Bokeh technique:

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For a trendy look, use the Big Day Stamp Set with some Chalkboard Paper and new chalk ink!

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Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon and 2013/15 In Color Sequin Assortment:

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Petite Cafe Gift Bag:

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A Chevron Tag a Bag Gift Bag:

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Notecard & envelope and the Note Tag Punch:

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That's all for now! Go to my online store to place your order and choose your free Sale-a-bration gift! http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

All orders of any amount will receive a Thank-you project packet in the mail from me. Since I am taking care of my daughter and the new baby for a few weeks, it will be after March 1st before you can expect to receive your packet.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! This Day Project Life for Sale-a-bration!

Hey there! Miss Darcy is coming home today! yay! Since I will be staying with them for a while and my time will be limited,for the next few days I'm going to be featuring a different product you can choose for free when you order at least $50 of Stampin' Up! products during Sale-a-bration!

Todays' product is the  This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (Item 138636)

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Memory Keeping is a snap with Project Life cards, albums, page protectors, and journaling pens!

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Of course, you can always add a little more snap with stamps, accessories, and big shot die cuts!

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Go to my online store to shop and order:http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

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All orders of any amount will receive a Thank-you project packet free from me in the mail. (February orders will receive their packet sometime after March 1st.)

Watch the video for more tips about Project Life:

 

That's all for now! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Darcy Anne Has Arrived!

Hey there. Darcy Anne is here! I can't even begin to tell you how in love we are with this little gal:

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My oldest photographer daughter, Jessica, did Darcy's first photo shoot in the hospital when Darcy was just 6 hours old!

Liam has met his baby sister and says she is "soooo cute"! I have him with me at my house while Kimberly is in the hospital recovering from her c-section. The little family will be reunited when Kimberly and Darcy are released tomorrow.

Since it's Tuesday, that means there are new Weekly Deals!

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Great deals on ribbons, Big Shot Dies, a cool chalkboard banner kit, and even a bundle of stamps and framelits from the new Occasions Catalog! yay!

To place your order today, just shop my Online store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

When all the baby craziness calms down I will be sending out Thank-you packets for everyone who has placed an order with me in January and February. I just have not and will not be home enough until the end of the month to keep up with the Thank-you for all the orders that are coming in, but I will be catching up in March!

That's all for now! Have a Stampingrox! day!

©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day on Sunday Night!

Hey there! Things have been really busy around here for what seems like forever, but tomorrow it's going to get even busier because Miss Darcy is coming! yay!

Tomorrow morning at approximately 7:30 a.m, Miss Darcy Anne Jenkins is scheduled to make her debut! We are all excited, as well as a bit anxious. A c-section, while routine, is a serious surgery. We will all be breathing a prayer of thanks when mommy and  baby are safe and sound.

While we are waiting, and hoping to get a little bit of sleep before setting off for the hospital pre-6 a.m., how about a few swaps?

Ruth Bingle created her swap with the Big Day Sale-a-bration set using the Frosted Window technique:

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The "frosted window" is created with clear packing tape over the punched circle, then sprinkling the sticky side with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

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Next, Cathy Stephenson used Butterfly Basics, punching the Bitty Butterfly from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, which is on sale through Monday, February 9!

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Raedean Shibata used Balloon Framelits with Celebrate Today to create a stunning anniversary card. She punched the edge with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, adding Silver Foil paper behind the stars for more shine.

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Inside is finished with a banner from Celebrate Today and A Dozen Thoughts sentiment.

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Finally, Jackie Ordway used Something Borrowed Designer Paper and a phrase from the For the New Two for her elegant wedding card. The Something Borrowed Embellishment is found on page 42 of the Occasions Catalog.

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That's all for now. The next time you visit I should have some Darcy pictures to share, as well as a few more swaps!

Here's a supply list of the main supplies used for todays' swaps you can order from my online store: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/carolpayne/

All orders of any amount will receive a Thank-you project packet from me. Since I will be staying with Miss Darcy for at least a couple of weeks I will be a bit slow in getting Thank-you packets in the mail this month (I still have some January ones to do too!) but please be patient, I WILL send them!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015