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August 2014

Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom by Kathy!

Hey there! I'm on a mission right now to finish my Bloomin' Beautiful class prep!We had a small family crisis earlier in the week (how can a crisis be small? but it was, and everything is ok now) which threw off all of my prep time, so I'm sharing one of the cards we will be making with you today:

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This gorgeous card is by Kathy Morgan, a participant in the monthly swap with me.

In prepping for my class I changed/added just a bit:

We are sponging Blackberry Bliss ink on the white-embossed Blended Bloom instead of using the Blendabilites markers. Right now I only have one set of the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and it would take quite a bit of ink to cover this bloom. I have had several RSVP's for this event (yay!) so I switched to using sponge daubers to add the color.

Kathy's original did not have a greeting. I used the birthday greeting from Blooming With Kindness, cut out with a Project Life Card & Labels Framelit.

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Inside is all mine, stamping the Blended Bloom with yummy Blackberry Bliss ink, and adding sentiments from Trust God with Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake.

That's all for now, I've got to fly!

Couple of things to remember:

Big Shot Bundles Promotion ends on August 31! You can place your order for your Big Shot and choose your favorite bundle free (and purchase more bundles at 15% off!) in my Online Store HERE.

The Short & Sweet Demonstrator Starter Kit Promotion ends Thursday, August 28th! To sign up and choose your $150 worth of Stampin' Products for $99 (kit includes catalogs and business supplies too) go to my Stampin' Up! website HERE and click on "Join the Fun"!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Starts Today!

Hey there! What is Short & Sweet? It sounds like a cute little stamp set, doesn't it?  Short & Sweet is NOT a stamp set! It's a new special for stampers to receive extra product in their Demonstrator Starter Kit! Here's the deal:

For one week only--August 21-28--new demonstrators will receive $150 worth of products in their Starter Kit for just $99!

Here's more info from the Stampin' Up! Home Office:

We have super exciting news from the home office! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! It IS short: It only lasts from August 21-28. And it IS sweet: New recruits will receive $150 in their choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $99 starter kit price. A new recruit won't have to pay for shipping either! It's a great deal, amazing business opportunity, AND it's only available for a short time, so don't delay!

You can join Stampin' Up! easily! Just go to my website

Click on the "Join the Fun" tab on the far right and then follow the prompts. After you sign the Demonstrator Agreement and choose your $150 worth of Stampin' Up! product for $99, you will receive your demonstrator ID# and an email from Stampin' Up! with your temporary password to get on the Demonstrator Home Page.

I will also receive an email from Stampin' Up! that you joined. I will contact you right away to discuss your hopes, dreams, goals, and questions!

The Big Shot Bundles Promotion only has 10 more days. I played with my Bright & Beautiful Bundle a few days ago and made this ornament:

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All items you can order right now are listed below. When you are ready to order please click HERE.

Note: the snowflake charm, an All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishment, will be available to order when the Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th.
Have you received your Holiday Catalog yet? If you haven't and want one, let me know and I will mail you one!
That's all for now! Come back tomorrow to see another Bright & Beautiful creation.
Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Flower Patch & Fall Fest!

Hey there! I've been asked to do a demonstration and craft for the County Extension ladies. They wanted a wreath or door hanger that wasn't too expensive, so I got busy with the Flower Patch stamps and Flower Fair Framelits, then added Fall Fest stamps and Fun Fall Framelits to give a second one more of a Halloween flair:

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I LOVE the "hello FALL!" from the Fall Fest set, available to order when the Holiday Catalog goes live on August 28th!

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Here's the supply list for these projects. You will have to wait until August 28 to order the Fall Fest stamps and Fall Fun framelits, but please go to my Online Store HERE when you are ready to order.

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Stampin' Up! Fall Fest and New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! Yesterday was a crazy busy day! I had Liam here in the morning, we had lunch at my sister-in-law's in honor of another sister-in-law who had been visiting all weekend, Mark & Logan & I gave blood at the Red Cross blood drive at church, then I took a three hour nap! Whew! I didn't sleep well at all on Saturday night due to too much caffeine and the storm, so I guess I needed it. I even slept all night again last night. Hopefully I'm caught up for a bit!

Liam is here again this morning, so it's all about him right now, but he's watching his favorite, Thomas, so I am sneaking in a little bit of blogging!

Today I mailed 21 of these to my monthly swap lady:

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I used the soon-available Holiday Catalog sets, Fall Fest and For All Things, with Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Metallic Gold ink, and Linen Thread.

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Mailing swaps means I will soon have a bunch of NEW swaps to share! yay! This month and next month's theme are the Holiday Catalog, and the Founder's Circle swap theme is also Holiday Catalog, so there will be LOTS of new ideas to share soon!

Tuesday is also new Weekly Deals day! Here's the list for you:


Don't forget the Big Shot Bundles this month! I put together a document detailing the bundles for my workshop stampers. You can download this info:

Download Sumthin

Then go to my Online Store to shop and order:

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

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Babies and Birthdays!

Hey there! It's Sunday again, which means it's time to share some swaps!

First, this card isn't a swap, it's a project we made at one of my stamp camps recently. We used the Alphabet Textured Impressions folder to emboss the onesie we cut from a template, then embellished with the little tie from Something for Baby cut with the tie framelit from Baby Firsts framelits, and a phrase from Something to Say.


Next a cute litle side-step card using more from Something for Baby and Baby First Framelits.


I love the little rubber ducky stamp!


Lastly, a really cute birthday card combining Perfect Pennants, Endless Birthday Wishes, and Cycle Celebrations:


The cut-out candles almost look real and waxy, don't they?

That's all for now! I had a chance to start playing with my Holiday Catalog stamps, so come back tomorrow to see what I've been up to!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle!

Hey there! Did you enjoy the Back-to-School Blog hop yesterday? If you missed it, no problem! Just go back to yesteday's post HERE and start hoppin'!

Have you seen the Big Shot Promotion this month? Now is the BEST time to buy your Big Shot! There are five different exclusive bundles at 15% off and/or you can choose one bundle for FREE when you buy your Big Shot now! Yippee!!!

Download you own copy of the flyer:

Download Flyer_BS_Demo_8.1-31.2014_US

This card from the flyer has prompted alot of questions, so I made one:

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I embossed the middle star from Bright & Beautiful with white embossing powder on Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Pool Party cardstock, then with Silver embossing powder on Whisper White. After cutting the stars into 3/4" wide diagonal strips, I put them back together to create one star and then inserted it through the opening I cut on the top layer with the same-size Star Framelit.

The Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Folder is a Sneak Peek from the Holiday Catalog too! It will be available to order starting August 28!

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Here's the Big Shot and all of the bundles to choose from:


Big Shot  #113439 $99.95


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle (Bright & Beautiful is a Sneak Peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

Clear mount bundle- $43.95           Wood mount bundle - $50.75


Flowery Daydream Bundle

Wood-mount bundle $54.25       Clear-mount bundle  $45.75


Decorative Goodies Bundle

Wood-mount bundle $42.25                 Clear-mount bundle $35.95



Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle

Wood-mount bundle $43.25     Clear-mount bundle $37.25

 Here's the supply list for the Bright & Beautiful Star card. Click on any image and you will be taken to my Online Store to order your supplies to be shipped direct to your door!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop August Edition Back to School!

Hey there! It's Stampers Dozen Blog Hop Day! YAY!


Augusts' theme is "Back to School"! One of my daughters is a teacher, so I consulted with her in Walmart a few days ago:


The "mason jar mugs" have been at Walmart all summer and are on clearance right now, so I purchased  a small mug because all the big ones were gone!

Inside I put items to help a teacher get through those first days of back-to-school:

  • Tylenol Extra Strength
  • Band-aids
  • Tums
  • Chocolate!

The tag I am especially excited about!


I started with a Basic Black tag cut with the next-to-largest Banner Framelit, then layered on a next-to-next-to-largest banner cut from Flashback Designer Paper.

I added:

"SCHOOLS COOL!" - Alphabet Rotary Stamp, underscored with a Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer (cut with a new skinny banner framelit coming in the Holiday Catalog!)

"STAY CALM AND BE AWESOME"- Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer, punched with Ticket Duo.

"SHOW & TELL" - Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer, punched with the Banner Punch.

"THIS WEEK" - Project Life Remember This, punched with the Word Window.

The globe - Wanderlust Photopolymer, punched with the 1 inch Circle.

"WOW!" - Honeycomb Hello, also punched with the Banner punch.

The hole for the Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon with the 1/4" Handheld Punch.

Here's the supply list for today's project. Everything can be ordered from my Online Store:

When you click on an image, it will be enlarged in my store, and you can throw it in your shopping cart if you like!

To see Judy Garza's Back to School creation, click on the "next" button. To go back to see what Stella MacKay created, click on "previous".
Either way you go, be sure to click through all 12 blogs!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Yee Haw!

Hey there! Today is a busy day! I'm putting the finishing touches to my project for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop tomorrow, sewing at Alisa's house, and seeing my middle daughter Kimberly, for a little bit too because today is her birthday!

Stampin' Up! just released a new photopolymer set that I am really excited about, Yee Haw! This sample from Stampin' Up! says it all:


Isn't it just the cutest? They used the Hardwood background, new Kraft cardstock for the banner, Itty Bitty Accents flower punch, a Tea Lace Doily, Gold Sequins, Encore Metallic ink, and a little strip of Typeset Specialty paper.

There are 25 fun "cowpoke" stamps in this set for $25.95! Photopolymers are CLEAR stamps, so you can see exactly where you are placing your image as you stamp!


You can download the flyer here:

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Then go to my Online Store to order:

That's all for now! Be sure to come back tomorrow to take the hop! Our theme this month is "Back to School", but don't yawn . . . we will have 12 fun projects for you!

Here's the supply list for the "Yee Haw" card above:

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Stampin'Up! Mixed Bunch with Blendabilities!

Hey there! How's your week going? It's Wednesday, isn't it? I have a party tonight in Carbondale. Here's a card we will be making using Mixed Bunch, A Dozen Thoughts, Million & One, and Blendabilites markers:

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I embossed two Mixed Bunch blooms with white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock, colored one with a Pumpkin Pie Blendability, colored the other with a Cherry Cobbler Blendability, punched both with the Blossom punch, then layered them with a Glue Dot in the center.

I made a paper clay button with my Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Paper Clay & Molds. I colored the button with a Daffodil Delight Blendability marker, then attached to the flower center with Tombow glue.

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Inside I stamped the Million & One sentiment with Memento ink and added a few blendability-colored flowers to coordinate with the card front:

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That's it, pretty simple card. Paper clay buttons need about 24 hours to dry before using, but just a little forethought is all it takes to get a little pile ready for class!

Here's your shopping list for today:

Click on any image above to go to my online store or click HERE.
Unti tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! World of Dreams Meets Work of Art!

Hey there! It's Tuesday, so I will be posting the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! at the bottom of this post, but first here's a card I created last night for a workshop tomorrow using both Work of Art and World of Dreams:


I love using the "swoosh" stamp from Work of Art as a background for images! It's a quick and easy way to add color. I stamped 5 times with the same inking of the stamp. I huffed my breath on the ink for the last three stampings.

I added a 1 inch strip from the All Abloom paper stack to pull the Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, and Whisper White colors together.

The greeting is punched with the Label Bracket Punch. I cut an Island Indigo Label Bracket in half cross-wise to "stretch" the mat behind the greeting.


Today's shopping list for My Stampin' Up! Online Store. You can also click on any image below to go to it.

 Click anywhere on the Weekly Deals graphic and you will also be taken to my storefront:


 That's all for now! Come back tomorrow to see my next creation!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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