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July 2015

Stampin' up! Sleigh Ride Sneak Peek!

Hey there! Today I have a Sneak Peek from the Holiday Catalog! Stampin' Up! allowed convention attendees to pre-pre-order a select group of products. Yay!

I took these pics of samples the Stampin' Up! Concept Artists had created with Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way stamp set:

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The Sleigh Ride Edgelits cut a row of pine trees, a sleepy little winter village, and a horse and sleigh!

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Here's my creation:

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I used the new Happy Season set I received at the CentreStage Leadership part of Convention.

Tip: If you use vellum for one of the layers like I did for the trees on the hill, you will want to sandwich them between two layers so your adhesive doesn't show.

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Another tip: Be sure the die is entirely on the Cutting Plate. Don't let any of it hang off the edge. If it does hang off, it's could either bend or break.

I didn't use waxed paper or a dryer sheet to cut the edgelits, I just cranked them back and forth a couple of times, then used the smallest tip of my Simply Scored Stylus to poke out the little bitty pieces.

Stampin' Up! is also introducing the Precision Cutting Plate in the Holiday Catalog. It will cut using our framelits and edgelits WITHOUT needing to use waxed paper or dryer sheets! Can you say AWESOME?!?

I embossed the Whisper White layer with my new Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I left the horse and sleigh stick out of the folder:

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Inside, I used the Holly Jolly Greetings set I received from Prize Patrol:

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Sorry, I don't know why this pic is a little fuzzy!

That's all for now. You can't order these products until September 1st, so there's no Product Shopping List,

However, you can still shop in my online store: carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 

 


Stampin' Up! Convention Day 1 A Cupcake Party!

Hey there! How about some Convention highlights? I will start out with some personal pics, then share one of my favorite card samples at the end!

Upon entering the Salt Palace we were greeted by a giant banner proclaiming the  2015 Convention theme: Inspire Create Share.

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 One thing I value most about Stampin' Up! events is the chance to make new friends and catch up with old ones. I met Brandy Cox, Stampin' Up! top demonstrator in sales (over 300K!) at the Founder's Circle Retreat last fall. It was great to get a chance to congratulate her success!

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Stampin' Up! events include Prize Patrol. I was lucky to win this set from the Holiday Catalog, Holly Jolly Greetings!

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Awards Night on Thursday night began with a resounding Charleston to set the Roaring 20's mood!

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 Everyone was encouraged to put on their best 20's costume, resulting in a few "twins", and in this case "triplets"! In the center is my dear downline, Martha Swift, posing with her look-a-likes!

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Pam Morgan is one of my dearest friends from the Corporate Team. I always make sure to chat with her at every event.

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 Finally, here's one of my favorite samples from the first day, an adorable Cupcake Party card created by Alison Okamitsu. Check out her Canadian blog: Nice People Stamp!

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That's all for today. Here's the supply list for the Cupcake Party card. You can find and order everything you need from my online store:

carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Definitely Dahlia Convention Gifts!

Hey there. Today I want to show you the gifts I gave my team members that attended convention with me. I purchased a Double Duty Caddy for each, then added a personalized tag. These bags make great card swapping bags:

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 Are you surprised that I used the Definitely Dahlia background stamp for my tags? I stamped them with Calypso Coral ink on the Whisper White. This one is for one of my first level team members, Joanne Cantrell.

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 I curved all the corners with the corner rounder punch on the Envelope Punch Board. This one is for my second level team member, Martha Swift.

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 I cut the initials with the Little Letters Framelits Dies.

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 Of course I made one for myself too. I tied each tag to the caddy with a length of 3/8" Whisper White Striped Satin ribbon.

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 The regular handheld punches would not cut through the 3 layers of the tag, so I ended up using the flower framelit from the Baby's First Framelit Dies. As long as I made sure there wasn't any adhesive under the area I wanted to cut the framelit cut through the three layers like butter!

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I finished off the centers with a 7/8" Scallop Circle punched from White Corrugated Paper and a Silver-Rimmed Pearl.

That's it! To place your order for stampin' supplies, just go to my online store:

Product List

Big Shot
$110.00

carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 

 


Stampin' Up! Santa's Gifts and New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! I think I'm a bit "convention lagged", similar to "jet lag". Salt Lake City is only one hour west, but the excitement, inspiration, and fun have taken their toll. It's a good "worn out", though. I've slept in two mornings in a row, so I am recovering!

Seriously, Inspire Create Share 2015 was fabulous! I learned lots, took lots of pictures, and laughed A LOT!

We also got to see and bring home a copy of the new Holiday Catalog. OH MY GOODNESS. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!!!!

Today I am sharing an extra card for my Christmas in July Class that didn't make the cut. It's made with the Santa's Gifts set from the Annual Catalog. Along with Christmas Cards, you always need a few thank you cards too!

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All the images are included in the Santa's Gifts set. I punched the banner from Merry Moments Designer Paper with the Banner Punch, then used glue dots to add to the card front for a "faux banner".

Stampin' Write Marker's colored the reindeer, and I punched the Silver Glimmer Paper star with the Confetti Stars Punch.

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I love the little potted Christmas Tree!

Here's the supply list for today. You can visit my online store to order by clicking here: carolpayne.stampinup.net  

or click on any of the images in the supply list below:

Banner Punch
$13.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

Here's the Newest Weekly Deals, just out this morning from Stampin' Up! Click on any product image and you will be immediately taken to my online store!

                                                                              

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Every Blessing!

Hey there! It's Monday, and you know that's my favorite day of the week! I just got home from the Stampin' Up! Inspire Create Share Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, but I wanted to share with you this card from my Christmas in July class using the Every Blessing stamp set:

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A layer of Typeset Designer Paper, carried over by Stampin' Up! into the new Annual Catalog, frames the gold embossed layer.

We embossed the scripture verse on vellum with gold powder, then cut with a Chalk Talk Framelit. We attached with glue dots, which show through the vellum much less in real life.

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Inside we gold embossed the stars from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set around the sentiment from Every Blessing.

That's all for now. You can find all of the supplies to make this card in my online store: carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Heat Tool
$30.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! It's Sunday, and today I will be heading home from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Convention Inspire, Create, Share. I've had a blast these past three days, but I will be glad to get home to see my family!

Of course, Sunday also means it's Swap Day! I'm bringing home a BUNCH of swaps, so don't despair that I might run out. I've got swaps to last for many Sundays!

The first swap for today was created with the From Land to Sea set, however, I don't have the creator's name.

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Next, Kathy Morgan used the new Get Well Soup single stamp for her creation. Looks like chicken soup to me!

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Tamie Ackerson used Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe for her pretty sample with the You've Got This set.

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Ruth Anne Lilley also used You've Got This, but she embossed the flower with gold powder on vellum, then colored on the back side with a Watermelon Wonder Stampin' Write Marker. The Brick Wall embossing folder makes a nice background. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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Last but definitely not least, this card combines the No Bones About It set with a design from the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack. The strip of Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim adds just the right amount of bling. This card has lost it's identity while being flown across the country to convention!

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That's all for today. You can find all the supplies for today's swaps in my online store:

carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July An Open Heart Part 2!

Hey there! The second day of Convention was just a fun as the first one. I can't wait to share with you all the new ideas! That will be coming soon, but until then I have another card with the An Open Heart set!

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The only difference between today's and yesterday's cards is the Very Vanilla used instead of the Crumb Cake, and I added a Gold 1/8" Ribbon bow instead of the Linen Thread.

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Which one do you like the best?

For the supply list used, go back to yesterday's post to get the info.

You can order all the supplies you might need in my online store: carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July An Open Heart!

Hey there! The first day of convention was yesterday and the highlight of the morning was the unveiling of the new Holiday Catalog. Oh. My. Goodness. There are no words to explain how fantastically mind-boggling it is. You are going to LOVE  it!

Until I can show it to you, however, you will have to be content with another Christmas in July Class card, this time with the non-Christmas set, An Open Heart. This card was a favorite of many stampers:

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 I used the Hardwood background on the stamped layer first. I "stamped off" the Tip Top Taupe ink on scrap paper before stamping on the Crumb Cake card stock, then I stamped the berry branch with Mossy Meadow ink.

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 I colored the berries with a Blender Pen and Cherry Cobbler ink just so I could get a little more subtle color than I would if I used a marker. I followed the coloring with just a bit of clear Dazzling Details for a frosted look.

The linen thread is tied in a bow and then added with a glue dot.

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I stamped the Christmas phrases from Petite Pairs on the front and inside with Cherry Cobbler ink. I also breathed on the remaining ink on the hardwood and the branch before stamping again on the inside layer.

For the complete supply list, check out the info below, then place your order in my online store: carolpayne.stampinup.net

Product List

Blender Pens
$10.00
Glue Dots
$5.25

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                    

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015

 


Stampin' Up! Christmas in July, Wondrous Wreath!

Hey there! We had a lovely, uneventful travel day to Salt Lake City, Utah. The 2015 Stampin' Up! Inspire, Create, Share Convention begins tomorrow, yay!

I only have time for a short post today, but the card I have for you was a favorite of many of my stampers at Christmas in July last week:

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Blackberry Bliss for Christmas has such a rich, vibrant look!

The woodgrain look in the back ground is not from a stamp, it's a piece of the Farmer's Market Designer Series paper!

This set is all coordinated with the matching Wonderful Wreath framelits!

That's all for  now. I don't have much time. I have  a swap to participate in early this morning, and then convention begins!

Here's the link to place your order in my online store: carolpayne.stampinup.net

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All images ©Stampin'Up! ™1990-2015

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July - Merry Festival of Trees!

Hey there! As this blog is posting this morning I am on my way to the Stampin' Up! Convention, "Inspire, Create, Share"! I've missed the last two conventions because of new grand babies, which is one of the BEST reasons to not go, but I am super-excited to be attending again!

I hope to post some pics and news as the week progresses, we shall see. Sometimes I get caught up in the "moment" of convention and just soak it up and forget all about posting to my blog, but I will try to post if the internet at the hotel will cooperate!

While I'm driving to St Louis and then flying to Phoenix and then ultimately Salt Lake City, Utah, you can enjoy this card I created for the Christmas in July class last weekend with the returning Festival of Trees set:

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All of the stamps used on this card are in the Festival of Trees set! The cool thing is I could have punched out the tree with the coordinating Tree Punch if I wanted to!

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It takes a bit of drying time, but the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details on the branches is totally worth it!

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Here's the supply list. You can order everything to make this card in my online store:

carolpayne.stampinup.net

Three things to remember when placing your order:

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 Link and Clearance Rack Link while you are shopping for savings ranging from 25% to 80% off!

3. When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150 choose free Stampin'  Rewards starting at 10% of the total.With new Stampin’ Rewards you get credit for every dollar you spend!

                                                                                     

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

 

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2015