Pansy Patch

It’s early spring here in Southern Wisconsin but the flowers are starting to bloom and give me hope of nicer weather.  I shared this card earlier this week in Coffee Klatsch and thought you might like a little sneak peek at some of the upcoming products in our new catalog that will debut on May 4th.  I would imagine….like the tulips and daffodils around here…your free copies will start popping up all over?  I’ve mailed out about a 150 of these sweet things to all of my current customers that have ordered from me this past year.  If you missed the deadline, let me know and I’d be happy to pop one in the mail to you or you are welcome to swing over and pick up a copy….and for those of you that are interested in my rewards club…I’m working on spiral bound copies for you!  Because I LOVE you!

So here’s just a few of the new things found in the awesome new catalog!  Can you spot all five of the new in-colors here?  Soft Succulent, Positively Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen and Fresh Freesia…watch for more information about the In-color Club next month!

Retiring Stamp Set

Are you looking forward to retirement?  If I’m honest I’d have to say yes and no….as you know I also work at a local hospital and I think I’d be willing to retire from that job when the time comes but my Stampin’ Up! job…oh by no means NO!  I love this adventure as much as the day I started, if not more!  And Rob?  We always joke, “for better or for worse but not for retirement?”  Seriously, the guy’s got even more hobbies and interests than I do so I’m not sure if he’ll ever retire and he does say he likes working as it makes him feel better.  He’s actually more relaxed when he works.  Go figure…so retirement does have it’s pros and cons…and I’m feeling that way about a few of the things on the current retiring list.  This stamp set is one of the things that I will miss…it’s so stinkin’ sweet.

Isn’t this card simply happy?   Now image it enlarged into a scrapbook page.  It would be adorable!  April Showers…bring May Flowers…It’s retiring so don’t miss out.  Here’s a list of the retiring stamp sets and they are available while supplies last thru May 3rd.This was one of the cards that we did for my “Rewards” club.  This is a group of stampers that commit to shopping consecutively for 8 months and once during the rotation they are entitled to the Hostess Benefits which gets them a shopping spree and we have reached the “half price item” mark every month so far.

The order commitment is only $20 a month for 8 months and the perks are as follows:

  • spiral bound catalog
  • free attendance at the Take Three class – 3 cards
  • 1 month of Hostess benefits each session
  • Color Coach card of the month
  • exclusive Facebook Group
  • Complimentary PDF 4 card tutorial every month.

this club is open to local as well as non-local stampers.  Perks (cards & color coach) will be mailed to each non-local attendee.  New clubs starting on a regular basis so please contact me with questions.

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Are You a Paper Hoarder?

Well aren’t we all!?!  I’m calling upon you to bless the world with your paper stash.  Don’t horde that stuff.  I know where you can get more and it doesn’t do anyone any good, stuffed in a cupboard or in a scrap rack.  Get up, get going and use it…use your decorative designer series paper with reckless abandon.  Seriously, it’s meant to be used and shared….come on, you can do it!  Here’s a card that I did recently using my Hydrangea Hill DSP.  I made a rococo rose here and a seaside spray version in my coffee Klatsch.  Both are equally lovely….Use this sketch to make some other cute cards using your stash.  Note:  This is one of the cards that you can make at my Card Buffet on either April 17th or April 26th…while supplies last.

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Good Morning Magnolia

Life is good…I have seen the brand new Stampin’ Up catalog and it’s lovely. It’s so exciting but that also means some of our favorites are retiring.  Good morning Magnolia is one of the retiring sets that will be missed.  I love the classy elegance of this set.  Actually several items on this card are retiring:  Good Morning Magnolia, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Story Label Punch and the Forever Greenery Trim.  If you are looking to replicate this card, make sure you order the supplies ASAP because the retiring product are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

This was a very simple card that I did for Coffee Klatch this week and I think I will include it in my Card Buffett this month.  It would make a lovely Sympathy, Thinking of you or Thank you…Have stamps, will customize!  Make this card in the privacy of your own home but ordering the supplies here…or attend Card Buffet here in the studio on Sat, April 17th or Mon, April 26th. Register to reserve your spot!

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Faux Linen Technique

Oh Subtle Folder, how will we ever be able to part??

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…we won’t because I’m not ready to let you go….”Please Dear Lord, don’t let this folder ever be lost or broken as it’s very dear to me”.  I love this folder and it’s on the Stampin’ Up! retiring list.  I’m telling you now, if you don’t have it….get it as it’s the bomb diggity.  I used this folder in a recent Coffee Klatch to make the faux linen technique.  You can watch the video showing the technique here.

And speaking of the retiring list, there are several items from this card on the list…Subtle Folder, Pinewood Planks Folder, Purple Posy CS, Nested Labels and the Small Bloom Punch…get them while you can! Order Here!
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Hey Birthday Chick

So I’m in love with the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick stamp sets with coordinating dies!  Oh my Lanta…these are FUN!  and stinkin’ cute, of course.  Hey Birthday Chick is my Door Dash for Feb (this is my virtual class that is delivered right to your door – Click here for more info). and I’ve continued to play with them here in the studio.

I’ve whipped up an adorable little card for my Feb Coffee & Card Buffet.

My thought was to use the “corn stalk” die in the flower patch.  Not sure what flower this would be but I think, with adding the little flowers, it works.  Maybe a canna lily?!  This cute card will be one of the options for Mondays class – Feb 22nd.  I’m also changing up my classes a little for the fun of it.  I will hold my Coffee & Cards – Buffet-style.  You will get to pick which of the cards you want to make for class!  You can make singles, doubles, triples or whatever.  You will make four cards in class and if time allows and you wish to, you can make additional cards for a small additional add-on fee.  I know…totally cool right!?!  I promise there will always be four cards you need!  So click here to hold your spot!

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