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April 2015

Stampin' Up! So Kind Big on You!

Hey there! Have you ever did something for one reason and then discovered later that what you did was actually for a completely different reason? I've been so preoccupied with prepping for my presentation on Saturday that I forgot to mention I earned the Stampin' Up! Getaway Trip to Newport Beach, CA last week! I need to give all of you a big THANK YOU because YOU have helped me earn it!

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The Stampin' Up! year isn't over until June 30, and there's still an even BIGGER trip to earn - the Grand Vacation to the Mediterranean!

1461871_10202685649373124_9055125662498999893_n France, Spain, and Italy have always been on my bucket list. Earning this trip would truly be a dream come true!

I usually have the Grand Vacation earned by now. I knew when I took almost two months off to help take care of my daughters and new grand babies that earning even the Getaway might not be possible. I don't regret for one minute making my family a priority, but I'm not ashamed to ask for your help now to help me achieve this life-long dream. How can you help? Place an order in my online store and let me send you a Thank-You Project Packet. I only need a little over 9,000 points to be Mediterranean bound!

Here's where my earlier question comes into play. I didn't realize when I created today's card for my Big on You series that it really was for all of you!

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I love these BIG images!

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Here's the supply list to go to my online store to order:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Glue Dots
$4.95

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me.

2. Check out the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, and the Retiring List for savings from 25 to 80% off.

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

 

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Stampin' Up! Big On You Pretty Swell!

Hey there! Today I have another card using the Big On You stamp set:

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This card is very quick and easy with stamping directly on the All Abloom Designer Paper, embossing with the Spring Flowers Folder, and some Whisper White Organza ribbon!

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Inside I used a sentiment from the Balloon Bash set. I added a single Melon Mambo flower punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack for a pop of color.

That's it for now! I'm on a tight schedule because today is my last full day of prep for a stamping presentation I am giving in Champaign, IL on Saturday! EEEK!

Go to my online store to order:www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Here's the supply list for today's project. You can click on any image to go directly to it in my store:

Glue Dots
$4.95

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals AND the Clearance Rack while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

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Stampin' Up! New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! I'm back with the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! You will save 25% on these deals this week only! Hearts punches seem to be the order of the day!

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You can order Weekly Deals right along with Clearance Rack and Retiring List products: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Two things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Wetlands Meets Adventure Bound!

Hey there! How are you doing today? Things have calmed down around here after all excitement yesterday, and I had a little time to create! My hostess for tonight has requested a card using the Wetlands stamp set, so I put my thinking cap on.

I decided to use a bit of retiring Baked Brown Sugar cardstock for my card base, then layered on a piece of Adventure Bound Designer Paper from the stack in the Occasions Catalog. I cut a window with one of the soon-retiring Window Frames Framelits dies, then added a Baked Brown Sugar frame cut with the same die and the next-larger die from the same set.

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I stamped a layer of Very Vanilla with the little shore birdies from the Wetlands set. My hostess had also admired a technique on a swap I had on my display board that used the swish stamp from the Work of Art stamp set, so I used that stamp to add the background colors behind the birdies. I stamped all of my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored the shore grass with my Blender Pen using Pear Pizzazz and Sahara Sand ink from the lid of the pad.

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 Inside I used the cut-out from the Adventure Bound layer on the front, then stamped the sentiment from Yippee Skippee! (which is retiring) and cut it out with the next-to-smallest Window Frames Framelit.

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A bit more stamping with the Work of Art "swish", the birdies and the grass finish off the inside. I kept the stamping of the grass and the birdies on the envelope simple by using just the Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Here's the instruction sheet for you to download:

Download Adventure Bound

Here's the supply list for today's card. Go to my online store to order:

www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

 

Product List

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

I'll be back in awhile with the new Tuesday Weekly Deals! Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Monday Morning Mess!

Hey there! I was unable to get back home in time yesterday to add the names of the Sunday Swap Day card creators because the transmission went out in my car on the way home from TN yesterday. I know God was watching over me because:

1. The transmission went out AFTER I got through all of the construction/car wreck zone on I-24. If it had went out during the hour or so of just crawling along at 10 mph I would have had no where to go to get out of the way.

2. When I pulled over to the side of the road, I was only about 1/4 of a mile from an exit and it was DOWNHILL all the way to the exit! I was able to coast my car to the exit. When I got to the end of the off-ramp there were no cars coming and I was able to coast the car right into a filling station!

3. After we determined it was the transmission (my husband & I via the phone) my husband was able to borrow his brother's trailer to drive down and get the car and me. I was still about three hours from home, so I was prepared to wait.

4. I didn't have to wait by myself very long. My husband is the song leader at our church, so he had to call our pastor to let him know he would be missing the evening service and why. Our pastor's father-in-law, Tom Malone, lives just minutes away from where I was stranded. He called his FIL, who then called me. Bro. Tom picked me up from the filling station, took me to the evening service at his church, then he & his family took me out for a snack and kept me company until Mark arrived to load the van.

5. Mark had help from Bro. Malone and his son-in-law, Rick, to get the van loaded  and safely secured on the trailer, so we were on our way back to IL a little before 10 p.m.!

6. We arrived safely home around 1:30 a.m.

Needless to say, I slept in a little the morning, but when I got up I found this going on in my yard:

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I immediately snapped this picture, which prompted one of the workers to knock on the door to see if I was upset with them. They had tried to knock on the door and even rang the doorbell, but I was sound asleep until I work up "thinking" I had heard the doorbell. I think they thought I was a little bit crazy because I told them I just thought it was funny and ironic that on the day we have to leave my van out in the drive instead of under the carport is the day the tree trimmers come to trim our trees for the power company!

Another funny thought, isn't the "WORK AREA AHEAD"  sign they put in my yard supposed to be set up on a road????

Anyway, they were able to get the trees trimmed without any damage to my van, so it's all good!

That's all for now. I had a MOUNTAIN of laundry waiting for me when I got up this morning. My guys are pretty good about keeping things together around here when I'm gone, but the laundry got the best of them, I guess!

I'm going to go add the creator's names to yesterday's post and then get busy with my day! I have two parties this week and a presentation to make at the Spring Into Stamping event in Champaign, IL on Saturday! I have a lot to do!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ➩1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! I am still in Tennessee this morning, but I'm going to post these cards without the creators names for now and when I get home tonight I will add them.

First, a pretty rendition of Painted Petals with a Something Lacy background. The "HAPPY BIRTH DAY" greeting is from the Honeycomb Hello set.

4/27/15 edit: This card was created by Linda Pagel

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Next, the gold foil butterfly really pops on the Crisp Cantaloupe paper over a Basic Black Something Lacy background. A Gold Glimmer paper banner and gold basic buttons continue the theme.

4/27/15 edit: This card was created by Sue Barreth

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For this swap a Daffodil Delight Something Lacy background was paired with a Blackberry Bliss Crazy about You flower. The Lost Lagoon card base and 3/5" Stitched Satin ribbon is the perfect background and complement.

4/27/15 edit: This card was created by Kathy Morgan

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Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White was paired with the For the New Two stamp set for this tri-fold wedding card. The flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack was used to punch the blooms, which are centered with Pearls Basic Jewels.

4/27/15 edit: This card was created by Susie Wood.

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Something Lacy for the center fold:

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And a sentiment from  For the New Two finishes it up!

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That's all for today. I will be make the 4 hour drive later today. I've loved spending time with my SIL and her grand children, but I'm definitely ready to be home.

If you need to order anything Stampin' Up! just go to my online store:www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, and the Retiring Stamps & Accessories Lists while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin'Up! Big On You and Celebrate Today!

Hey there! I have a few cards created with the same layout but different colors for you today. All were created with the Big on You and Celebrate Today stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.

First, I received this card in the swap a few months ago. I had put it on my display board and one of my hostess' for this month requested to make a card similar to it. This card uses a Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, and Daffodil Delight color scheme and was created by Cindy Ewertz:

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Inside Cindy's card:

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I tried out a couple of other color combos with this same layout. Here's Night of Navy, Real Red, and Whisper White:

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I used Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine to "tie" the twine to the balloon string.

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Inside I dressed up the banner a bit more than the original using my Real Red and Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers.

The class next week is already making the Real Red & Night of Navy Sea Street I posted HERE, so I went with Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White:

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I used the "HAPPY" balloon stamp from the Celebrate Today set, stamped with Tangerine Tango. All the rest of the stamping is Pacific Point, except for the polka-dots on the balloon which are Daffodil Delight.

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To highlight  the polka-dots, we will be adding Crystal Effects to them. They take awhile to dry so I've come up with a way to help speed-up this process. I stamped the polka dots on plain white paper, covered it with a piece of waxed paper, then used the dots as my guide to add dollops of Crystal Effects over the dots. I've let them dry overnight and now they will be ready to add to the balloons with glue dots when we have the class  next week!

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Inside I used the same stamp-to-paper technique for the banner and the sentiment. I used my Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers:

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We will line the envelope with a bit of Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Paper, cut with the Envelope Liner Thinlet Die.

That's all for now! To place your order, just go to my online store HERE.

After you click on the "Products" tab and then the "Shop Now" from the drop-down box, you are ready to start shopping!

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

 

 

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Painted Petals Again!

Hey there! It's finally Friday! yay! I think if the weather cooperates we will be taking the kids to the park today.I am helping my sister-in-law, Debbie, take care of her three grandchildren while their parents are on a trip. Even though I hadn't seen these little ones for about a year and half, they all three warmed up to me pretty quickly. By bedtime the oldest two, age 4 1/2 and 2 1/2, we both on my lap for multiple story books! The littlest one is only 10 months, so this is my first meeting with little Allison! I love it!

Before we take off for the park I want to share with you this card created with the Painted Petals stamp set and a Butterfly Basics greeting:

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It's simple and easy, but oh, so cute! Inside I finished it off with a sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the some of the same stamps from Painted Petals.

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Here's the supply list. Some of the items are on the Retiring Stamps & Accessories List (such as the Coastal Cabana cardstock which is most likely sold out by now) but can be easily substituted with another similar color (like Pool Party)

Just click on any picture in the supply list and you will be taken directly to my online store or click this link to go there: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Glue Dots
$4.95

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack, and the Retiring Products lists on the left side of the Shop Now screen while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

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

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Retiring Favorites and a Technique Video!

Hey there! I'm on the road this morning, headed for Nashville, TN! I'm going to visit my bestie sister-in-law and help her take care of three of her grandchildren over the weekend. I'm really looking forward to it!

The biggest news this week from Stampin' Up! is the Retiring Stamps & Accessories List and the updated Clearance Rack with more stamps & accessories from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! showcasing several cute projects made with Retiring Stamps and Accessories:

 

I LOVE these projects! Now to just find the time to make them before all of these products are gone for good!

Here's another video from Stampin' Up! with a quick & easy marker technique!

 

To check out the full Retiring Stamps & Accessories, just click on this link to my online store : www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Click on the "Products" tab, then "shop now" or "catalogs". When you click on the "shop now", then you will want to click on the Clearance Rack, Weekly Deals, or  Retiring Products. You can check out the new arrivals and Occasions Catalog while you are there too!

Three things to remember while you are placing your order with me:

1. All orders of any amount will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail from me!

2. Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals while you are shopping for items ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order total (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 you can choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at $25!

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! New Holiday Catalog Clearance Rack Items Added Today!

Hey there! After checking out the updated Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack I decided it was worthy to alert you to check it out, especially if there were some stamps in the 2014 Holiday Catalog that were on your wish list!

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Here's a couple cuties just added today!

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Also wanted to let you know that if you are tired of trying to read the miniscule print of  the Retiring Stamps & Accessories List, when you go to my online store

just click on the "Shop Now"button and then click on "Retiring Products" - the list will open with a picture, price, item code, everything you need to decide what you want to order!

Have fun shopping!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin' Up!™ 1990-2015