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January 2015

Stampin' Up! Orlando Leadership Bound!

Hey there! I know I've been quiet for a few days, because I've been preparing my swaps for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando Florida. We were scheduled to fly down yesterday afternoon, but I cam down with a tummy bug yesterday and we had to reschedule our flight. We return on Sunday. I'm looking forward to spending a few days in a warmer climate. Tonight we get to go to Disney for a few hours for Manager's Reception! yay!

I hope to get to post some new ideas while I'm there, but if not, you can be sure I will have LOTS to share after I get home!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals All About Embossingi!

Hey there. I'm leaving for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference tomorrow morning, but before I go I needed to post the newest Weekly Deals for you. It's all about embossing this week, and to sweeten the deal, when you order all of these folders and the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, your order qualifies for a for a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure! yay!

Go to my onine store to order:



The Texture Boutique Machine makes a great gift! I gave one to my granddaughter for Christmas.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Crazy About You!

Hey there! I'm just hanging out with Oakley this morning! He is a fun little guy!

I've been prepping the project packets for my online class in little bits of time I've managed to carve out in between Lando and Oakly time.

When you place your online order with me of at least $35, two of the projects you will receive in your January packet is this card using the Crazy About You stamp set. You can view the full supply list for this card and get the Hostess Code to use when you place your order when you click HERE.

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Here are the Make n' Takes from Founder's Circle year. We were given the Crazy About You set and the coordinating Hello You Thinlet Dies to make these cute little tags and cards with Flowerpot Designer Paper:


We embellished a Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag with a Tea Lace Doily, Flower Pot DSP, "hello" from the Hello You Thinlets, a phrase from Crazy About You, and a Clothespin we covered with a bit of Flowerpot paper:


After cutting out the "thanks" with the Hello You Thinlet die, we colored a background of Whisper White with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilites, then used the "negative space" cut out by the die to let the colors show through:


That's all for now. Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack, New Arrivals, and the Weekly Deals while you are shopping, and be sure to choose a free Sale-a-bration item when your shopping cart total reaches $50 before tax & shipping.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! New Weekly Deals!

Hey there! I'm back at Alisa's house for the week, helping with Oakley and cuddling Lando when I get the chance!

Stampin' Up! just posted the new Weekly Deals and they are a fun offering this week! I just placed an order for a few things I was needing for my classes and for Leadership swaps and grabbed a few of these for myself:


Hop on over to my Online Store and grab a few of these while you are checking out the Clearance Rack, New Arrivals, and the Occasions Catalog!

Two things to remember:

  • ANY order of ANY amount placed in my online store will receive a Thank-You packet from me which contains a project packet and instructions! yay!


  • ALL orders of at least $50 (before tax & shipping) can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog! yay!


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

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there. I've spent the past week cuddling the most adorable baby boy, Lando, and chasing and cuddling his big brother, Oakley! I'm so thankful and blessed! Right now I'm home for the long weekend, giving the little family some together time, but I will be going back on Monday evening to help out the rest of the week.

Since it's Sunday, it's time to share some swaps:

First, Laura Milligan used the largest phrase image from the Hello Life set, adding banners, white baker's twine, and a bit of gold sequin trim to give it a balloon look!


Next, Emily Tull combined Painted Petals Designer Paper with the single-image stamp Love is Kindess. She added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the blooms and "tied" a bit of Linen Thread around the newspaper wrapper.


Third, Mary Ann Sedlacek chose one of the Cheerful Critters for her swap. She punched the top of the tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, added punched banners, and tied the ribbon from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack with a bit of Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine.


Finally, Jan Rodrian chose the Sale-a-bration set, Lotus Blossom, to create her swap. The Lotus Blossom set is photopolymer only, and is actually a THREE-STEP stamp set!


That's all for now. You can find all the supplies to create your version of any of today's samples in my online store:

While you are there, be sure to check out the New Arrivals, Clearance Rack, and the Weekly Deals!

All online orders of any amount will receive a Thank-you Packet from me., including a project and instructions!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop January Edition: Sale-a-bration is Here!

Hey there! TODAY is the first  2015 Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale-a-bration!


If you're already on the hop, you've probably just arrived from Stella MacKay's blog,

Stellar Stamps. Stella is a creatively talented sister-in-stamps. I love her ideas each month!

Besides Christmas, Sale-a-bration is my favorite time of the stamping year! I LOVE that my stampers get to choose a FREE SAB item from the Sale-a-bration brochure with every $50 order!

My project for this month features both an Occasions Catalog and a SAB set:

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I used the Occasions Catalog Hey Valentine, choosing a Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Marine Mist ink for the "bubbles". My card layers are cut using Circle Collection Framelits Dies and the white heat-embossed greeting is cut with the Circle Card Thinlets Dies banner.

I added a Red Glimmer heart punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (ON SALE in this week's Weekly Deals! yay!)

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On the back I punched holes to insert the sucker stick with the 1/4" Handheld Punch, and stamped "you're the best!" from SAB set Simply Wonderful with Memento Tuxedo Black.

Before I decided on the Gorgeous Grunge bubbles stamp, I tried the Shaving Cream Technique on Whisper White cardstock, then stamped the fishy image with Tuxedo Black.


I can't decide which one I like the best, but stamping with Gorgeous Grunge is definitely quicker and less messy than the Shaving Cream Technique!

That's all for now. Check out the supply list below, then hop over to Judy Garza's blog HERE. Clicking on one of the supply list images will take you to my Online Store:

All online orders receive a Thank-You Packet that includes project instructions!

Heat Tool
Glue Dots

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



Stampin! Up! Zoo Babies for Lando!

Hey there! You've probably already heard. I've been shouting about it on Facebook for a few days, but in case you haven't, my newest grandson, Lando Ronan Hiller, has arrived! He weighed 8 lbs 9 oz. Mommy & Lando are doing great! I'm staying with her for a couple of weeks to mostly help out with Lando's "big brother", Oakley, who will be 18 months in a couple of days.

Now I can FINALLY finish his card:

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I added his name using Simply Pressed Clay and the new Alphanumeric Mold in the Occasions Catalog. After the letters dried, I colored them first with my Lost Lagoon marker, then added the "stitching" with a White Chalk Marker. I attached the letters to the card front with Crystal Effects. The letters were not completely flat, so I put a couple of heavy books on top of them until the Crystal Effects was dry.


After stamping the Whisper White Medium Evelope with Zoo Babies images and Lost Lagoon ink, I used the Envelope Liner Thinlet Dies to cut the Sweet Dreams Designer Paper to embellish the inside flap of the envelope.

You can check out the supply list for this card in my post last month HERE.

Here are the additional supplies I used to create and attach Lando's name. Place your order in my Online Store HERE.

The instructions and tips to make the Alphanumeric Letters with the Simply Pressed  will be included in my next newsletter scheduled to go out next Tuesday. If you are not subscribed, be sure to sign up using this feature on the right side of my blog!

Until tomorrow, which is the monthly Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop, have a Stampingrox! Day!

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics!

Hey there. Still no baby. She has been having labor every evening, so it's getting closer. She's 41 weeks today. They won't let her go over 42, but we are hoping she goes on her own.

Today is a  Liam day. We've had scrambled eggs, played with duplos, and watched a bit of Thomas. It's always fun to get to "play" with Liam!

Today's card is another from the January Online Class. We are using Butterfly Basics bundle with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper (you can get the DSP FREE with a $50 order right now!)

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The Circle Card Thinlet Die is a favorite for birthday cards. The Irresistibly Yours paper is white embossed images on white paper, then you add any color of ink you want with a sponge, spritzer, or brayer. I used a Stampin' Sponge to add Wild Wasabi ink, then removed excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.

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As you open the center circle "flips" to reveal the Blackberry Blissed butterfly cut  with a Butterfly Thinlets Die.

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Open reveals the center birthday greeting from Hey You, and includes a bookmark stamped with the little bookworm from the Occasions Catalog Hostess set, Time to Celebrate. The top of the center panel and bookmark are punched with the new Ornate Tag Topper Punch!

That's all for now. Check out the supply list for this card, then go shop in my online store:

Check out the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack while you're there.

REMEMBER: EVERY online order receives a Thank-You Project Packet in the mail from me!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Crazy About You!

Hey there. No baby yet.I am focusing today on readying several projects for later in the month, including the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in Orlando.

Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper is on sale in the Weekly Deals! yay! This paper is beautifully featured in this swap by Susie Wood:

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This card is also one of the Online Class Cards for January! We will be using the Gold Soiree DSP with Crazy About You stamps and Hello You Thinlets Dies. The stamps and dies are bundled in the Occasions Catalog so you save 15% over purchasing them individually. This set comes in Wood, Clear AND Photopolymer!

See another card I featured last week using the Hello You Thinlet Dies HERE.

Inside sentiment from Fabulous Four:

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See another card using Fabulous Four HERE.

Online Card Class Details:

Notify me to participate in the class. Place an order of at least $35 in my Online Store : using this Hostess Code:


The Online  Card Class run January through June 2015 with a Birthday theme. To participate, please place your order of at least $35 (before tax & shipping) in my online store by the 15th of the month. Your order will ship directly to your door from Stampin’ Up! and I will ship your free project packets/with instructions, by the 26th of the month.

Each month I will create three projects using all current Stampin’ Up! products. Each month your packet will contain materials to make 2 of each project for a total of 6 projects, plus instructions to make more on your own. I will also include either a bonus project or product in each packet.

Also, when you participate in this class for the full 6 months, you can choose either one (1) set of any value from either the Annual or 2015 Occasions Catalog, or two (2) Hostess Sets from either catalog. This class will include the New Annual Catalog starting June 2015, so you can choose your stamp set(s) from it too. Email me your choice(s) any time or by the time you place your June order. I will provide you with the new Annual Catalog when becomes available. I will also send you the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catalogs with your January packet if you have not already received them in the mail from me.

Another swap with Crazy About You and Hello You Thinlets by Rene Watson:

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By Karen Kurz:

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Supply list for the Gold Soiree Online Class Card:




Link to the Occasions Catalog:

2015 Occasions Catalog

Earn a free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you order:

2015 Sale-a-bration Brochure

All orders of ANY $$ amount, will receive a Thank-You Packet from me with a free project and instructions.

This has been a LOOONG post, so that's all for now!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Time to Celebrate!

Hey there! The 2015 Occasions Catalog AND Sale-a-bration starts tomorrow! Today is a good time to share the notebook I gave my downline who attended the Occasions Catalog/SAB Kickoff with me in early December:

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I added a cover to a mini legal-size notepad. Starting with a layer of Blackberry Bliss, I added a Pear Pizzazz layer stamped with the leaf from the Crazy For You stamp set from the Occasions Catalog using Pear Pizzazz ink. I received this set and the Time to Celebrate Hostess set at the 2014 Founder's Circle Retreat in September.

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I stamped a Beautiful Bunch flower with Blackberry Bliss ink, then punched with the Fun Flower Punch. I layered it on a second Fun Flower punched from Blackberry Bliss cardstock with a Stampin' Dimensional.

The little worm is my favorite from the Time to Celebrate Hostess Set. This set is a limited-edition available ONLY to hostesses who have a party or place an order  of at least $150. This set is ONLY available from January 6-June 2! Contact me to book your party, or go to my online store to place your order of at least $150 staring January 6th (tomorrow!)

With Sale-a-bration running from January 6-March 31, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure with every $50 you spend! yay!

The "worm wishes" sentiment that I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink is also from Time to Celebrate.

That's all for now! I plan to be back tomorrow with another cute Occasions Catalog/SAB project, unless baby Lando arrives before then!

Here's the supply list for the notebook cover. Starting tomorrow all of the products will be available in my online store:

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad


Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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